January 23, 2020 / 7:45 AM / 25 days ago

Passengers from China's Wuhan arriving in Rome checked for coronavirus - airport spokesman

Medical personnel at Rome's Fiumicino airport prepare to check passengers arriving from China's Wuhan for signs of coronavirus in Rome, Italy, January 23, 2020. Aeroporti di Roma (AdR)/Handout via REUTERS. ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.

MILAN (Reuters) - Passengers on a China Southern Airlines flight from the Chinese city of Wuhan arriving at Rome’s Fiumicino airport early on Thursday were checked for signs of coronavirus, an airport spokesman said.

The check on the 202 passengers and crew was the first since Italian health authorities ordered special control measures to prevent transmission of the virus this week. There was no information on any possible suspected cases.

Reporting by James Mackenzie; editing by John Stonestreet

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