India has started screening passengers flying in from Malaysia, Indonesia , Vietnam and Nepal for coronavirus

NEW DELHI: Mumbai Airport has started screening passengers flying in from Malaysia,

Indonesia , Vietnam and Nepal for coronavirus

, in addition to those coming from China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Japan and South Korea, the Times of India reported.

Bangalore airport, which has flights from Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore and Thailand, will also do the same. “This is a requirement by the government and all airports will need to comply,” said an official.

“Abiding to the recent directive issued by the Government of India, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) has started screening passengers flying from Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Nepal to Mumbai as well as those arriving from China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Japan and South Korea. The Ministry of Health has tightened screenings and has issued an advisory requiring all passengers arriving from these countries to undergo screening for corona virus infection,” a statement by Mumbai Airport said.

“Health counters and thermal scanners have been stationed at the pre-immigration area for the arriving passengers by the APHO team. Furthermore, the airport has ensured that alert messages are placed strategically across the terminal and that airlines have been sensitized and informed to follow the instructions of the Government,” the Mumbai Airport statement added.

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