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Thermal imaging cameras installed at all border checkpoints of Kyrgyzstan

by January 26, 2020 General

Bishkek Thermal imaging cameras have been installed at all border checkpoints of Kyrgyzstan, as well as at airports in Bishkek and Osh, the press service of the Kyrgyz Government said Saturday.

These measures are being taken to check for coronavirus which broke out in China’s Wuhan city.

Using thermal imaging cameras, sanitary and quarantine station specialists are checking all persons arriving in Kyrgyzstan from China and third countries.

11 sanitary and quarantine stations, installed at borders with China, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, operate 24 hours a day.

It is now being decided to install sanitary and quarantine stations (SQS) at internal borders of the Eurasian Economic Union (Kyrgyzstan-Kazakhstan) since such facilities have been disbanded as soon as Kyrgyzstan has entered the Union.

Beginning next week, the SQS will start operating at Akzhol, Dunlarova Bridge, Aktilek and Chaldovar checkpoints.

Kyrgyzstan’s Health Minister Kosmosbek Cholponbayev inspected the work of the sanitary quarantine point at Manas International Airport.

Despite the fact that on Jan.23- Feb.1 the Bishkek-Urumqi flight was suspended due to festive events in China, SQS employees at the airport are working in a reinforced mode.

Flights arriving from other countries are being monitored on 24-hours basis.

Doctors are performing therometry at the exit of the aircraft.

Four portable thermal imaging cameras are working, the isolation is prepared.

Minister Cholponbayev instructed to carefully conduct sanitary control, constantly keep in touch with the Ministry of Health Headquarters for rapid response.

Source: Kyrgyz National News Agency