SA ups surveillance for all travellers from Asia after coronavirus outbreak

OR Tambo on high alert.
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The Department of Health said on Thursday port health authorities have enhanced surveillance for all travellers from Asia, especially China, following an outbreak of coronavirus in the country.

Johannesburg’s international airport, OR Tambo, is the only port of entry for direct flights from Asia, it added, saying the measures had been put in place due to the current risk the virus could be imported to South Africa.

Read: How airlines and airports are dealing with deadly China virus

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