Ebola…the reactions of neighbouring countries compared with Singapore:
1. Hong Kong – quarantine all people from Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia who show signs of symptoms on arrival
(Note: HK Airport has temperature scanning stations at various parts of the arrival hall.)
2. Malaysia – screening passengers and students from affected countries and showing symptoms.
3. Philippines – people from affected countries to be monitored for a month from date of arrival.
As for Singapore, this is what MOH advises:
“Returning travellers from affected areas or travellers who suspect that they have been exposed to Ebola virus should seek immediate medical attention and mention their recent travel to the attending physician if they develop any disease symptoms while travelling in or within 3 weeks of being in any of the areas.”
Just an advisory. Period. And it’s totally reliant on the traveller to self-monitor.
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