Singaporeans with fever may not be allowed entry

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 07 Mar 2020

JOHOR BARU: Singaporeans entering Johor through international entry points in the state, including the Causeway and Second Link, can be slapped with a “Not to Land Notice” (NTL) if temperature checks show that they have a fever.

State Health director Dr Aman Rabu said temperature checks were being conducted at all international entry points in Johor following the Covid-19 outbreak.

“When a visitor is found to have a high temperature reading, he or she will be referred to a clinic where further screening will be conducted.

“If the person is suspected to have the potential of carrying Covid-19 or have been infected by the virus, they will be referred to the isolation ward in Permai Hospital, ” he said.

Dr Aman said those with a high temperature but were not suspected of being infected would be advised to get treatment at a nearby clinic.

“In cases of Singaporeans with signs of fever, the health department will notify the Immigration Department.

“An NTL will then be issued to the individual by the department, ” he said.

He said no NTL had yet to be issued to Singaporeans during the Covid-19 checks.

Johor Immigration director Baharuddin Tahir said the department would follow the Health Ministry’s advice on issuing NTLs to Singaporeans with a fever.

“At the moment, only those from the lockdown cities in certain countries would be issued with the NTL.

“This includes Daegu and Cheongdo in South Korea, as well as the Hubei and Hunan provinces of China, ” he said, adding that other countries included Japan, Iran and Italy.

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