Thursday, June 25, 2009

H1N1 - Measures Taken At Airports In China

Travellers to any part of China will appreciate the measures China is taking to help curb the spread of H1N1. On arrival at the airport all passengers were advised to be seated in their respective seats while a team of medical officers boarded the plane. They wore masks and tyvek suits with digital scanners on hand. They went from row to row, not only scanning every passenger for fever but they also checked that the medical card was properly filled in so as to ensure swift communication with any passenger should the need arise. We were held up for about 30 to 45 minutes but I bet nobody minded the little delay.

Conversely on my return trip to Malaysia, it was a breeze going through the medical clearance. Actually there was no medical clearance except for a scanner just as you enter into the airport building. And if anyone found to be having a fever - all hell would break lose as everyone will be on their way to their destination. Sigh!!!
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