By Bernd Debusmann Jr
Staff from the Dubai Heath Authority are present at the airport 24 hours, seven days a week
Passengers arriving at Dubai International Airport are being screened with non-intrusive thermal imaging technology as part of precautionary measures taken during the ongoing coronavirus epidemic.
A video posted to the official Twitter account of the Dubai Media Office said passengers from known high-infection areas are screened twice.
Dubai authorities implement strict screening measures and conduct medical check-ups for passengers arriving at Dubai Airports as precautionary measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus “COVID-19” into the UAE. pic.twitter.com/qJwWOyEcvG— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) March 2, 2020
Staff from the Dubai Health Authority are present at the airport 24 hours, seven days a week to conduct further screening and tests on site as needed.
“Hospitals are fully prepared to handle confirmed cases,” the video added.
On Saturday, the UAE Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health and Prevention announced that nurseries across the country will be closed for a two-week period from Sunday, March 1.
According to government statistics, there have been 21 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, of whom five have recovered so far.