BOQ uses thermal scanners to check passengers arriving from SoKor

By Ariel Fernandez

Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) personnel at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminals are focusing their thermal scanners on incoming passengers from South Korea, especially passengers who stayed in Cheongdo county and Daegu City, before allowing their entry into the country.


The move came into effect on Wednesday at 11.59 p.m. and applies to all new short-term visitors who have travelled to the two areas in the last 14 days.

South Korea has reported 977 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday, the majority of which were linked to a religious sect in Daegu city, while more than 100 were linked to a Cheongdo hospital.