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PH embassy, consulate in UAE use thermal screening to detect COVID-19 infected clients

DUBAI: The Philippine Embassy and Consulate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has today, Sunday March 8, started implementing COVID-19 precautionary measures, requiring clients to go through thermal screening prior to entry and to use the provided hand sanitizers while in the premises.

“Those with body temperature higher than 37 Celsius will be requested to return… at a later date. They will also be advised to consult with a physician,” an advisory issued for the purpose stated.

The advisory added that those who have been allowed entry into the premises but were showing symptoms like coughing or sneezing will be requested to wear a face mask.

“All clients will be requested to apply hand sanitizers provided at the reception area before proceeding to the… transaction areas/counters. Hand sanitizers are also available for their use at the service windows/counters,” the advisory further stated.

It also added that only those with official transactions will be allowed entry, except children provided they are accompanied by parents.

There are 45 cases of novel coronavirus in the UAE, two of them are Filipinos, according to the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP)


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