SBMA starts mandatory temperature scan

The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) started today the mandatory temperature scan of tourist coming in and going out of the Freeport as counter measure for the 2019-cNoV or Novel Coronavirus.

In a facebook post SBMA Chairwoman Wilma Eisma said “we are starting temperature scans today (Saturday) for everyone going in and out of the Freeport.”

She also asked for understanding the according to her this will cause traffic and ask for patience.

In a message to she said that the agency is working to put in place temperature scanners in all gate of the Freeport were tourist and workers walk in.

“We will work on it, right now only vehicle traffic.” Eisma said.  

Yesterday two Chinese national inside the Freeport was subjected for quarantine shortly after arriving from Henan, China via Clark.

But after checking the two Chinese national did not show symptoms of the virus.   

Before this, Eisma also ask for approval from the board of directors for several measures.

Temporary ban on entry of travelers, Chinese or otherwise, from Wuhan City and Hubei Province, China;
Mandatory 14-day isolation for travelers from China; and encouraged 3-day voluntary isolation for international travelers arriving in Subic.

In Olongapo, St. Joseph College issued an advisory to parent and student saying “Dear parents, students and all employees, please be advised to wear face mask at all times as per school physician’s advise.”

The local government of Olongapo headed by Mayor Rolen Paulino Jr. has distributed face mask to all 17 barangays, he also said that residents can get it from them or at health centers and at the city health office.

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