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RI screens tourists as SARS-like virus outbreak reaches Thailand

  • Ardila Syakriah, Yulia Savitri, Fadli, Apriadi Gunawan and Apriza Pinandita

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta/Palembang/Batam/Medan   /   Wed, January 15 2020   /  12:30 am
Hazard warning: Members of staff of the Wuhan Hygiene Emergency Response Team conduct searches of the closed Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in the city of Wuhan, in Hubei province, China, on Saturday. The Wuhan health authorities said that a man who died from a respiratory illness had purchased goods at the market. (AFP/Noel Celis)(AFP/Noel Celis)

Hazard warning: Members of staff of the Wuhan Hygiene Emergency Response Team conduct searches of the closed Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in the city of Wuhan, in Hubei province, China, on Saturday. The Wuhan health authorities said that a man who died from a respiratory illness had purchased goods at the market. (AFP/Noel Celis)The government is ramping up efforts to prevent a mysterious Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)-like virus first identified in China from entering Indonesia as neighboring Thailand marked the first outbreak recorded outside the originating country's borders.Thailand officials confirmed that a Chinese traveler in the country had been diagnosed with mild pneumonia on Jan. 8, which was later found to have been caused by the same novel coronavirus first identified in a pneumonia patient in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019, AFP reported.The new coro...