East China’s Jiangsu Province has stepped up its efforts to guard against imported cases of novel coronavirus infection by tightening up screening and monitoring of inbound travelers at ports, airports and train stations.
Authorities in Jiangsu have also strengthened cooperation with airports in Nanjing, Shanghai, Beijing, Kunshan and Qingdao by installing transfer centers to ensure that all the inbound travelers who had left hard-hit countries for Jiangsu will be transfer to the province under strict monitoring.
At Nanjing Lukou International Airport, at 1:40 in the afternoon, flight MU580 from Seoul to Nanjing landed on the apron.
All the passengers were required to undergo temperature check and medical inspection before going through an epidemiological investigation.
The airport has taken measures to ensure that passengers were allowed to leave the airport one by one so as to avoid cross infection.
Those with symptoms of cough and fever will be transported to designated hospitals for quarantine of up to 14 days.
The passengers who are seated in the front row and at the back row of the symptomatic passengers and the rest of the others will disembark the plane for screening and registration before going through throat swab nucleic acid test.
International passengers are required to wear an all-inclusive protective clothing to minimize the risk of infection.
The customs house has installed 18 temporary epidemiological investigation sites at the airport.
The 13 prefectural cities in Jiangsu as well as Anhui, Fujian and Shandong have set up transfer sites to be ready for passengers heading for these destinations.
The passengers are registered at the transfer sites before being sent back to the different destinations in anti-epidemic vehicles , according to Huang Xiqiang, a top official with the provincial foreign affair office who is in charge of a task force responsible for the coordinated prevention and control of imported cases of coronavirus at airports.