Anti-ebola measures put in place at Malaysia's entry points

Some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion is revealed in this undated handout colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) obtained by Reuters August 1, 2014.
PHOTO: Anti-ebola measures put in place at Malaysia's entry points

KLANG - Various measures are being initiated at all point of entries in the country to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the country.

In Port Klang, a meeting involving all the port operators and the relevant authorities would be held tomorrow to discuss the precautionary measures to be taken by the industry in dealing with the possibility of an Ebola outbreak.

Northport (Malaysia) Bhd CEO Abi Sofian Abdul Hamid said his organisation would monitor the situation through the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation's websites.

Port Klang Authority (PKA) general manager Datuk Captain David Padman said the port's health office is monitoring ships coming from the affected countries.

At the Penang International Airport, the body temperatures of disembarking passengers are being monitored at the arrival hall with the infrared camera that uses the thermal imaging technology.

Airport senior manager Mohd Ariff Jaafar said international flights coming into PIA include those from Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Singapore.

In Johor Baru, the state Health Department is also taking steps to checks travellers. State health and environment committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat said all entry points into the country here including the airport, shipping ports, the Causeway and the Second Link, would be ready to conduct checks for the virus.