Border gates in the northern province of Lang Son are busy with medical tests on entries and departures as the strain of avian flu virus H7N9 is spreading further across neighbouring China.

Director of the provincial international medical quarantine centre Ly Kim Soi said the centre has put three automatic thermometers in place at Huu Nghi, Tan Thanh international border gates and Dong Dang railway station.

Quick body temperature measuring devices are also available at Chi Mai, Binh Nghi, Na Nua, Na Hinh and Co Sau border gates.

The centre also works with relevant agencies to spray disinfectants on vehicles coming from the borderline while stocking up all necessary materials, chemicals and machines to cope with the epidemic.

Several general hospitals have set up isolation rooms, ready to promptly provide treatment for suspicious cases of H7N9 infection.

Some auxiliary border gates, however, still rely on medical staff to monitor the situation.-VNA