Southern Tay Ninh province’s health authorities and border guards have taken strict measures against the Ebola virus although there has so far not been a single case detected amongst the one million tourists who cross into Vietnam at the locality’s border gates.

Tourists from Ebola-affected countries, including Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, and individuals who visited Ebola areas in the last 21 days are asked to submit medical declarations.
Anyone suspected of carrying the contagious disease will be taken to the nearest medical centre for supervision and a blood sample will be taken to Ho Chi Minh City’s Pasteur Institution for testing.

The Moc Bai and Xa Mat international border gates, which see a large number of tourists passing through, have been equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, such as body temperature scanners and pasteurised units that are operated 22 hours a day to provide initial treatment for any Ebola suspects.

So far, the international border gate authorities have held over 972,000 travellers in quarantine, including four from Nigeria and three from Liberia.-VNA