The Perak government will consider setting up two temperature scanners at the international gateway at Pengkalan Hulu and Sultan Azlan Shah International Airport (LTSAS).
Chairman of the state Health, Consumer Affairs, National Integration and Human Resources Committee, A.Sivanesan said the measure aimed to make fever prevention more accessible to foreigners entering the country through Perak, especially with the threat of new coronaviruses (2019-nCoV).
He said the matter was decided at a meeting on January 24 with the holders and it was chaired by Perak State Secretary Datuk Ahmad Suaidi Abdul Rahim.
He added that so far the two locations do not have the temperature scanner and the temperature checks for external citizens were taken manually through the use of digital forehead thermometers.
“In Perak we will monitor these two important locations, namely Pengkalan Hulu and LTSAS.
“This is because in Pengkalan Hulu we usually receive the arrival of citizens from Thailand while at LTSAS we accept the arrival of various citizens including Singapore.
"However, the situation in Perak is still under control and we hope it continues," he said at a press conference at LTSAS, here, today.
In addition, he said, to date, Perak had only recorded one case where the suspected person with 2019-nCoV was admitted to an isolation ward at the Royal Queen Bainun Hospital (HRPB) on January 24 before being negatively identified on January 25.
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