Bulacan State U to screen students, visitors for virus symptoms

Published February 7, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Alexandria San Juan

The Bulacan State University (BulSU) will start screening students and personnel on their main campus as part of its preventive safety measure against the threat of the deadly novel coronavirus, following its confirmed cases in the country.

Bulacan State University (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)
Bulacan State University (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)

In a memorandum issued over the week, BulSU President Cecilia Gascon announced that the University Infirmary will start deploying inspectors with infrared thermometers in all entry points of the main campus in Malolos City.

According to Gascon, this will help them verify that all persons entering the campus do not exhibit body temperature that is indicative of fever which is among the symptoms of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection.

Gascon added that the thermal scanning, which will begin Monday, February 10, will continue as the university’s precautionary measure “until the novel coronavirus scare is over.”

With this, the University President urged the BulSU community to make necessary adjustments in light of the anticipated build-up in all gates of the main campus, particularly in the morning rush hour.