Ebola threat: Singapore to start screening passengers at airports

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Singapore to start screening for Ebola
Singapore, Oct 14: The health ministry in Singapore has decided to introduce screening measures at airports and checkpoints to guard against the deadly Ebola virus.

Stricter screening measures will be put in place at Changi Airport, land and sea checkpoints, and Seletar Airport from Oct 15, Channel News Asia reported citing a statement issued by the ministry.

The move is in response to the spread of Ebola cases to Spain and the US, following an outbreak of the epidemic in West Africa.

These latest cases "show that an imported case and the potential for community exposure from imported cases cannot be ruled out", stated a ministry release.

The ministry has also advised people of the city state to consider postponing travel to countries affected by Ebola and to take precautionary measures if they are travelling in affected countries.


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