Ebola threat provokes Chinese port action


Chinais to enforce more stringent port inspections on people and goods entering the country in an effort to avoid the risk of the Ebola virus spreading.

According to a statement issued by the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC), all Chinese ports will have to carry out stricter quarantine inspections.

The NHFPC said that the items to undergo thorough inspections will be people, vehicles, goods and mail coming into the country, with special objects, region-specific products and animals being forbidden entry into China.

Those suspected to be infected with Ebola virus will be isolated and infected corpses will be cremated, it said.

If China is threatened by the epidemic, high-risk ports of entry will be closed and exit inspection will be tightened.

The NHFPC stressed that people from affected countries should take regular test of body temperature and go to the hospital if they develop symptoms. Overseas students from infected regions should take a 21-day medical observation under the administration of their university.

At this moment in time, China does not have any infected inhabitants.

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