‘Temperature checks not very effective’

Common practice: Experts believe that using face masks should be prioritised for Covid-19 prevention. — ZHAFARAN NASIB/The Star

GEORGE TOWN: Even when feeling feverish, a person’s body temperature can still hover between high and normal over the course of one day, so priority should be on wearing face masks, say experts.

Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital infectious diseases physician Dr Steven Lim said temperature screening might not be effective in preventing the spread of Covid-19, adding that a person’s body temperature varied across the day, and could fluctuate with physical activity.

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