The Health Bureau (SSM) announced the body temperature checking systems already being used as preventive measures to guard against H7N9 in the airport would also be applied to the main border gates from today on.
The decision was made based on the analysis of the potential evolution of the disease, said the Bureau in its official release on Saturday. The authority said the H7N9 bird flu is trending from north to south. The first H7N9 bird flu case in Hunan province, Guangdong’s neighboring province, was discovered last Saturday.
Apart from the temperature detection mechanism, the government had also required staff in the SSM’s public laboratory to be on 24-hour alert.
From Macau Daily Times