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Sakhalin was the first to introduce passenger check for COVID-19 at departure airports

Sakhalin was the first to introduce passenger check for COVID-19 at departure airports
Photo: sakhalin.gov.ru
Sakhalin Oblast was the first region in Russia to introduce a check of passengers for coronavirus at departure airports. The regional authorities organized rapid testing in the air harbors of Moscow, Novosibirsk, Vladivostok and Khabarovsk, soon the airport of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky will be added to them.

This preventive measure helps prevent the spread of COVID-19, protect passengers and crew. As the governor of the Sakhalin Region Valery Limarenko noted, the practice has already proved its effectiveness: only on May 4, doctors identified 12 people with suspected coronavirus. Some of them were transferred to medical services at the airport of departure, the rest were sent home in special protective suits.

According to the press service of the regional government, for the pre-flight check of passengers, the Sakhalin Region sent its own medical teams to the departure airports. They were provided with test tubes, centrifuges for blood, and personal protective equipment.

At the Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport, with the support of Aeroflot Airlines, testing was organized in the inspection area after registration. Soon there will earn a point in which transfer passengers will be tested.

Since the beginning of the pandemic in the Sakhalin Region, 30 cases of COVID-19 were recorded, 19 people have already recovered, 11 are being treated.
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