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COVID-19: Changi Airport to segregate flight arrivals from high-risk countries, regions

COVID-19: Changi Airport to segregate flight arrivals from high-risk countries, regions

15/5/2021 10:35:00 AM

COVID-19 : Changi Airport to segregate flight arrivals from high-risk countries, regions

SINGAPORE: Changi Airport will segregate flights and passengers from high-risk countries and regions from those arriving from low-risk places, the ...

BookmarkSINGAPORE: Changi Airport will segregate flights and passengers from high-risk countries and regions from those arriving from low-risk places, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) said on Saturday (May 15).Flights arriving from high-risk regions will be assigned different piers. Passengers on these flights will use different arrival immigration halls, baggage belts and toilets from those arriving on flights from low-risk countries or regions.

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AdvertisementAdvertisementPassengers on flights from"very high-risk countries" will be escorted through the airport and have their on-arrival COVID-19 tests done at separate health screening stations.“This will reduce the degree of interaction with other passengers and staff,” CAAS said in a media release.

CNA has contacted the aviation authority on which countries and regions are classified as high risk or very high risk.The move comes after it was discovered that about 20 cases in thehad been “quite congregated” around an area that receives travellers from higher-risk regions. headtopics.com

AdvertisementAdvertisementREAD: 24 new community cases in Singapore, including 13 linked to Changi Airport clusterSpeaking at a multi-ministry task force press conference on Friday, Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung said: “This is the zone with a finger pier that receives higher-risk country arrivals, including (from) South Asia, and then the conveyor belt and immigration.

“And from that zone, workers go have their lunch, go have their meals at the Terminal 3 Basement 2 commercial areas and the food court, and we suspect from there, it transmitted to members of the public that visited the place.”AdvertisementThe cluster at Changi Airport has now grown to a total of 59 cases - Singapore's largest active cluster. The first detected case in this cluster is an

with Ramky Cleantech Services who was confirmed to have COVID-19 on May 5.Of the 59 infections in the cluster, 35 are airport workers.“None of the cases are in serious condition, require oxygen or are in the intensive care unit,” CAAS said.ENHANCED PROTECTION FOR AIRPORT WORKERS

CAAS said that additional measures will be taken to further protect airport workers.“We are putting in place cohorting arrangements to reduce the risk of airport workers becoming infected,” the authority said. Read more: CNA »

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Orgi goot one lah ......aka serve them right Ban all travellers from high risk nations to safeguard tight measure in ring fencing. Took you all damn long enough. Nothing about racism, just plain common sense and risk management . Plus we are still waiting for some answers on which genius in ICA management decided to put a non vaccinated officer in the front lines handling high risk arrivals from South Asia

Even Sporeans/PRs from these high risk country should not be allowed reentry if they choose to leave here within 6mths of arrival. Why all these flying in and out ? Clock air mileage It is almost impossible to believe this was not already the process 😩 Just banned all flight arrivals from Highest Risk countries or regions from entering into Singapore... before it's too late...

Last year also closed border for non Sg residents, why not now? If nothing came in from overseas, would there be Changi Airport and TTSH cluster? Again, sorry to comment and so negative mind. Business as usual Should have done this segregation long time ago. In Australia we don’t have that problem every one is high risk. We are 25 million people stuck on Prison island Australia 🇦🇺 strandedAussies KKeneally AlboMP SenatorWong jkalbrechtsen ljayes GuardianAus BBCWorld nytimes washingtonpost AFP BangkokPostNews Australia

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