Recently, a number of new coronavirus cases have been reported in some Southeast Asian countries such as Singapore, Thailand and Hong Kong and Japan.
The Centers for Disease Control requested caution when visiting these countries. Wear a mask, wash your hands often, and avoid crowded areas when visiting these countries. More attention is needed especially at events at airports or in confined spaces.
In this regard, Professor Woo-Joo Kim of the Department of Infectious Medicine, Korea University Guro Hospital, said he should strengthen immigration and quarantine for visitors from countries outside of China such as Thailand, Japan and Singapore.
Two Koreans who attended a conference in Singapore were recently confirmed with the new coronavirus. Professor Kim said, “The fact that patients came from Singapore, which is not included in our case definition, means that there are many gaps in the quarantine network.” I should do it. ”
“Those countries, such as Thailand, Singapore, and Japan, have to strengthen quarantine through airport fever detectors or health questionnaires.” We need to check the possibilities. ”
According to the number of passengers who entered the international airport from December 30 last year to January 22 this year, more than 20,000 people from Wuhan came through Bangkok's two airports. It came before China's Wuhan city was blocked. More than 10,000 visitors from Wuhan came to Singapore Changi Airport, and more than 15,000 people entered Wuhan from Tokyo, Japan, and Narita and Osaka Kansai Airports. In Hong Kong, more than 7,000 people from Wuhan arrive at the airport, and the new corona virus is spreading to many Asian countries. Professor Woo Woo-ju says that quarantine in some countries outside of China should be strengthened to reduce the possibility of spreading the community.
Currently, people entering China from outside of Hubei do not enter the definition until they have symptoms of pneumonia. Professor Kim Woo-ju said, “If a person from China outside of Hubei shows fever or respiratory symptoms within 14 days, he / she should enter the case definition. “We need to make the net more tightly, including the conditions that can be confirmed early.”
“The symptoms of current confirmed patients are non-specific, and there are cases where there is no fever, and there are cases where coughing is not done.”
By Moon Se-young, reporter email@example.com
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