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All Angkasa Pura II Airports Prevent Ebola Virus from Entering Indonesia

07 Aug 2019

JAKARTA ( - Airports under the management of PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero) have prevented the spread of the Ebola virus from entering Indonesia in collaboration with the Port Health Office (KKP).

Ph. APP SVP of Corporate Secretary Achmad Rifai revealed that the airport is Indonesia's main entrance so it plays an important role in preventing the virus from entering the country.

"Angkasa Pura II and the KKP under the Ministry of Health collaborate in dispelling the Ebola virus since at the airport," Ahmad said.

At Soekarno-Hatta International Airport which is the largest and busiest airport in Indonesia, all passengers and crew of aircraft from abroad have to go through checks since they arrived at the international arrival terminal.

The Head of Soekarno-Hatta Class I KKP Anas Ma'ruf added that one of the checks was carried out with a thermal scanner at the arrival terminal.

"All passengers on international routes and flight crews will be detected using a thermal scanner before entering Indonesia. If a patient is detected, one of the indications is fever, then immediately directed to the clinic, "said Anas.

In addition to screening through a thermal scanner, the CTF also conducts surveillance syndrome to detect the presence or absence of airplane passengers suffering from Ebola.

KKP also requires every aircraft arriving from abroad to submit General Declaration documents, which include explaining the number of passengers, the presence or absence of sick passengers, and so on.

"The ranks of the CTF in Soekarno-Hatta have also increased awareness to banish the Ebola virus. We have also sent circular letters to stakeholders, including airlines, to increase awareness, "he added.

All clinics in Soekarno-Hatta, both belonging to Angkasa Pura II and airlines, have been informed that they must immediately notify them when there are suspected sufferers of Ebola.

Regarding the Ebola virus, on July 17, 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) stated that the Ebola outbreak in Congo must be of international interest. Correspondingly, on July 19, 2019 the WHO also issued recommendations for preventing the spread of the virus. (omy)