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Novel Coronavirus: Health Minister takes stock of screening measures at airport

Date: January 31, 2020
Domain:Health; Tourism
Persona: Business; Citizen; Government; Non-Citizen

GIS – 31 January, 2020: The Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Kailesh Jagutpal, effected a site visit, yesterday, at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam (SSR) International Airport in Plaisance to take stock of the measures that are being taken by his Ministry following the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus in China. He was accompanied, among others, by high Officials of his Ministry and of Airports of Mauritius.
In a statement to the press following the site visit, Minister Jagutpal expressed his satisfaction concerning the screening measures put in place at the airport and welcomed the collaboration of all the airport agencies for the smooth running of this health monitoring. He reassured that all thermal scanners are effective and that the concerned authorities must continue on the defined set of measures put in place regarding the screening process until the end of the current crisis.
The Health Minister also dwelt on other actions being implemented at the airport, such as the broadcast of information on screens, both for incoming and outgoing passengers so as to inform them that if they have a fever, they will be taken care of by the authorities. He emphasised that additional personnel will be deployed at SSR International Airport to speed up the passenger screening process, adding that his Ministry is complying without delay to all the protocols of the World Health Organisation.
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