Temperature checks for H1N1 cases at all Singapore borders will be discontinued from Saturday,  according to a government statement on Friday.

In the initial phase of H1N1 (2009) outbreak, temperature screening was implemented at the border checkpoints to contain the spread of the virus into the community.  As Influenza A (H1N1-2009) has become  endemic among global communities, and with localised community spread in Singapore,  temperature screening at our borders is now less useful than before there was local community spread.  As such, these temperature screening measures at our border checkpoints will be discontinued with effect from Saturday 11 July 2009.

MINISTRY OF HEALTH
MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS

In the initial phase, temperature screening was implemented at the border checkpoints to contain the spread of the virus into the community.

There are currently 70 confirmed H1N1 cases in hospitals here, including one in ICU.

Worldwide, more than 98,000 cases of H1N1 flu, including over 440 deaths, have occurred since the outbreak was first reported on April 24, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).



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