January 23, 2020 / 1:34 PM / a month ago

South Africa ups surveillance for all travellers from Asia after coronavirus outbreak

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s Department of Health said on Thursday port health authorities have enhanced surveillance for all travellers from Asia, especially China, following an outbreak of coronavirus in the country.

Johannesburg’s international airport, OR Tambo, is the only port of entry for direct flights from Asia, it added, saying the measures had been put in place due to the current risk the virus could be imported to South Africa.

Reporting by Emma Rumney; Editing by Alex Richardson

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