Together with the USA and Australia both reporting instances of the new coronavirus disease, airports across the globe are doing what they can to monitor passengers coming from Wuhan, China, the center of the developing epidemic.
Back in Malaysia, health officials are increasing surveillance in global entry points, utilizing thermal scanning machines to monitor individuals as they disembark.
Fiscal Deputy Health Minister Lee Boon Chye seen Kuala Lumpur International Airport to scrutinize the thermal scanners:
“We continue to continue alert because there’s a threat of human to human transmission and it is evident that it is no longer limited to Wuhan but has sent to other areas of China and other areas of the world,”
People exhibiting indications of fever will be analyzed and potentially quarantined.
Fears of a Larger outbreak
Other Asian countries, such as the Philippines and Bangladesh have also set new airport screening measures set up as fears of a larger outbreak increase throughout the continent.
Chicago and Atlanta are anticipated to be added to the listing.