Singapore will screen Middle East air passengers for MERS coronavirus

Singapore has announced that it will begin to screen arriving air passengers from the Middle East for fever in case they may be infected with the MERS coronavirus. The screening process may lead to some delays on arrival and may create some difficulties with connecting flights.

However, there is no need for travellers to change their travel plans because of this virus since risks remain very low. So far, the MERS coronavirus has spread from contact with camels and from close person-to-person contact, usually sick relatives or health care workers caring for infected persons in local hospitals.

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