Health screening for 5,000 passengers done in Kukup Ferry Terminal

PONTIAN: A total of 5,000 passengers who entered the state through the Kukup International Ferry Terminal here, have undergone health screening in the wake of 2019 novel coronavirus infections.

Johor Public Works, Transport and Infrastructure Committee chairman Mohd Solihan Badri said the health screening provided by personnel from the Pontian District Health Department, had begun on Jan 29.

All the 5,000 passengers screened had recorded normal body temperature, he added.

Mohd Solihan said the terminal offered journeys on one route only, between Kukup and Tanjung Balai in Karimun, Indonesia, with five departures for Kukup on a daily basis.

Speaking to the media after visiting the terminal today and observing the health screening underway, the executive councillor said on average, 470 passengers passed through the terminal every day. He also distributed face masks to passengers.

According to Mohd Solihan, the state health department had organised a briefing on steps to curb the infection, on Jan 31 for staff of the Public Transportation Corporation of Johor (PAJ), and other relevant agencies which conduct operations at the terminal. — Bernama