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All foreign workers will have to undergo compulsory medical check-ups the moment they enter the country. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri AbdullahAhmad Badawi said the move was being intro-duced with immediate effect to prevent peoplefrom being infected by foreign workers suffering from communicable diseases.
B>TAIPEI:/BThe head of Taiwan's health department warned yesterday against non-essential visits to China, as authorities tried to determine whether three Taiwanese hospitalised with flu-like symptoms contracted the deadly atypical pneumonia that has spread through Asia.
As airlines around the world move to ban passengers displaying flu-like symptoms from boarding their planes following the current scare of atypical pneumonia, Malaysia Airlines (MAS) said it will provide protective masks for them on its flights.
B>HONG KONG:/BMore than 200 people here have now contracted a mystery disease, and one more victim has died, officials said Saturday as health chiefs from this territory and China discussed ways to co-operate against the spread of infectious illnesses.
B>HONG KONG:/BThe Government here has sealed off a block of apartments for 10 days in a desperate effort to stem the spread of the atypical pneumonia after it was declared as the new epicentre for the deadly severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has advised travellers not to go to Guangdong province in southern China and here because of the deadly Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).