Coronavirus quarantine room arranged at Istanbul Airport
As the China coronavirus outbreak, which caused at least 26 death and infected 830 people, spread across the world, a quarantine room was arranged in case of possible cases at Istanbul Airport on Friday.
Turkish Health Ministry announced that it has arranged quarantine rooms, inspection centers and thermal cameras for screening at the airports as added precautions, even though the World Health Organization does not consider them necessary for the country. The cameras will detect those with a fever above 38 degrees.
Some regions and countries near China tightened their screening of selected travellers. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) later issued a Level 1 travel watch. Guidances and risk assessments were shortly posted by others including the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and Public Health England. In China, airports, railway stations and coach stations installed infrared thermometers. People with fevers are subsequently taken to medical institutions after being registered and given masks. (ILKHA)