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Jakarta Post

Palace scans visitors as H1N1 spreads

  • Erwida Maulia and Achmad Faisal

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta/Surabaya   /   Fri, July 31 2009   /  11:17 am

Top level precaution: National Police Chief Gen. Bambang Hendarso Danuri (left) has his body temperature checked at the entrance of the presidential office in Jakarta on Thursday. The check was made mandatory for anyone entering the presidential offices as part of precautionary measures to prevent the H1N1 virus from spreading among top government officials. Antara/Widodo S. JusufVisitors to the Presidential Palace in Jakarta now have to undergo a thermoscan check before entering the complex, as Indonesia faces an increasing rate of H1N1 flu infections.Health Ministry officers equipped with thermoscanners have also been placed at President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s private residence in Cikeas, south of Jakarta, since Wednesday to scan visitors who might be carrying the virus.Sahat, a doctor conducting the checks at the palace, said the thermoscan inspection would be applied at the Pre...