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China Tourists Come to Batam, Hang Nadim Airport Directly Sprayed By Disinfectants

Batam received hundreds of tourists from Shenzen who flew using Batik Air aircraft. Hang Nadim airport also increased vigilance of Corona virus spread

China Tourists Come to Batam, Hang Nadim Airport Directly Sprayed By Disinfectants
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Hundreds of tourists from Shenzhen, China arrived at Hang Nadim Airport in Batam on Friday (1/24/2020). 

TRIBUNBATAM.id - The outbreak of Corona virus in China has alerted the whole country.

Because the virus appears two weeks before Chinese New Year, which is a long holiday in China.

Riau Islands Province and Batam City which are also splashed out by Chinese tourists have raised a high level of vigilance at some entrances, both airports and ports.

Moreover, Singapore which realy close from Batam has announced three cases of corona virus in the last two days, all of them Chinese tourists.

Batam itself, Thursday (1/23/2020) morning, received hundreds of tourists from Shenzen who flew directly from the industrial city using Batik Air aircraft.

Hang Nadim airport also increased vigilance.

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In collaboration with Port Health Office (KKP), inspect all travelers using a geothermal detector or body temperature detector.

"This morning they arrived using Batik Air. There were five buses carrying them. All were scanned and all officers also used masks and gloves. The tourists also used masks since landing," said Tribun's sources at the airport.

Airport Business Entity Director (BUBU) Hang Nadim Batam Suwarso said the level of vigilance had indeed been increased since the spread of corona virus had increased.

Suwarso said, so far it is still safe and the tourists have not been detected. "It's still safe," he said.

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