India's international airports have started screening passengers from Singapore and Thailand. This is in addition to previous screening measures implemented on passengers from China and Hong Kong.
This comes after a review meeting on the preparedness for management of novel Coronavirus with senior officers of the Indian government.
Prior to the extension of the screening process, 52,332 passengers from 326 flights had been screened at its 21 airports. Out of this, a total of 97 travellers with symptoms had been identified and referred to isolation facilities.
India currently has three confirmed cases of the coronavirus, with all three from the state of Kerala.
In a video conference reviewing the processes of screening passengers from different countries, it was decided that passengers coming in on flights from Singapore or Thailand will also be universally screened.
Update on #NovelCoronavirus:— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) February 1, 2020
Health Minister & Cabinet Secretary hold review meetings on #nCov.
Passengers from Thailand & Singapore to be universally screened in addition to those from #China and #HongKong.@PMOIndia@drharshvardhan @PIB_India@MoCA_GoIhttps://t.co/JrXc0AFIrY
In accordance with the instructions from @MoHFW_INDIA, the process of universal thermal screening is being expanded to cover flights coming from Thailand & Singapore as well, in addition to China & Hong Kong. MoCA is extending every possible support to ensure compliance.— MoCA_GoI (@MoCA_GoI) February 2, 2020
Update on #NovelCoronavirus:— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) February 3, 2020
Inspection of screening facility at #Delhi airport today evening by Spl Secy Shri Sanjeeva Kumar @AS_RNTCP where all screening guidelines have been implemented.@PMOIndia @drharshvardhan @AshwiniKChoubey @PIB_India @DDNewslive @airnewsalerts @MoCA_GoI pic.twitter.com/4XvDFlRXOl
In addition to the screening measures, here are some other visa restrictions India has set out with respect to travel to and from China.
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