Officials in Bali decided not to take risks and once again strengthened medical control over tourists arriving on the tropical island.
The new measures are linked to an outbreak of cases of childhood pneumonia in China and the emergence of a mysterious virus that causes this infection, The Bali Sun reported yesterday.
The first step is to identify potential patients at the airport. According to the airport’s medical service, all foreigners with symptoms of pneumonia will be sent to clinics for examination. Three of them are equipped with isolation wards for patients with infectious diseases.
Health workers across the island have been alerted to the dangers of the new respiratory virus. At the same time, local authorities are not yet considering introducing a ban on the entry of tourists from China to Indonesia.
The Ministry of Health noted that they will follow the instructions of the World Health Organization.