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Coronavirus: Health Ministry issues additional instructions for passengers



The Health Ministry on Tuesday issued revised, stricter instructions for passengers who have travelled in the past 14 days.

These include quarantine for travellers from Italy and self-isolation for travellers from a number of other countries including Greece and Italy.

It has categorised the countries as follows:

Category 1:

Compulsory quarantine at home where possible or at a location of the Health Ministry

– Hubei province in China

– Italy

– Iran

– South Korea

Category 2:

Compulsory self-isolation at their home or locations of the Health Ministry for 14 days, under telephone monitoring. Avoid close contacts and movements, adhere to basic rules of hygiene, monitoring and contact 1420 in the event of any symptoms

– Rest of China (excluding district of Hubei)

– Japan

– Hong Kong

– Germany

– France

– Spain

– Greece

–  United Kingdom

Category 3:

Self-monitoring and in the case of symptoms contact 1420. Keep basic rules of hygiene, restrict movements to the absolute essential.

– Switzerland

– Netherlands

– Sweden

– Belgium

– Singapore

Detailed instructions for those in self-isolation or quarantine can be found on:

All passengers in categories 1 and 2 will be taken to the airports’ health office while as regards the ports they will be restricted to their cabins.

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