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Airports, ports take precautions to prevent spread of Wuhan virus

January 23, 2020

millions of people throughout Asia are
traveling over the Lunar New Year holidays South Korea has put its meter
ports and airports on high alert to prevent the spread of the Wuhan
coronavirus Kim Damis zooms in on the measures implemented local airports are
packed with holiday travelers and foreign tourists many wearing masks as a
preventative measure to make this already hectic period of the year runs
smoothly and safely the South Korean government has a pledged its utmost
effort to closely monitor the situation South Korea Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention will closely watch the World Health Organization’s decision and
no matter what decision it makes including an emergency declaration the
government will continue to pull all of its equipment and human resources for
the safety of our citizens South Korea’s foreign ministry on Thursday also issued
a a level to travel advisory for Wuhan advising people to reconsider trips to
the city the government says that 21 people who have shown suspicious
symptoms have tested negative and so far there has been one person from China who
has been confirmed to have the virus in South Korea the Chinese government also
decided that all flights at Wuhan airports both domestic and international
will be suspended as a Friday this also means that they’ll be no flights are
from Wuhan to Seoul or is her to move on there are usually a flight too weak for
a move on with about 200 passengers arriving from there each day in the
meantime security and quarantine measures are tighter than ever at the
airport the ER thermometers and heat cameras are used to check incoming
visitors temperatures and the authorities are placing those suspected
to have been infected with the disease in a designated isolation ward the
government’s quarantine measures also include a sea routes such as a Busan
port international passenger terminal and a Disease Control Center will be
open 24 hours a day during the Lunar New Year travel season over 1 million people
in Korea will be flying either domestically or overseas during the next
four days but some of those who have planned to spend their holidays abroad
are now even reconsidering their holiday plans
with fears rising over the spread of the new virus from China a local travel
agency says over 20 percent of flight tickets to China between January and
March have been cancelled cancellation requests have been a flooding in since
the start of the outbreak but there are also foreigners coming into the country
for the Lunar New Year over a hundred and thirty thousand visitors from China
are expected to come and spend their holidays in South Korea any travelers
with fever or respiratory problems within two weeks of traveling abroad are
advised to contact the disease control center by dialing 1/3 3:9 kim dami
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