The Philippine Consulate in Dubai.
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DUBAI – Filipinos in Dubai and the northern Emirates who are visiting the Philippine Consulate in Dubai will be made to undergo thermal screening starting on Sunday (March 8), the consulate said in an advisory.
According to the advisory, those with body temperature higher than 37 degrees C will be requested to return to the consulate at a later date. They will also be advised to consult a physician and contact the consulate’s WhatsApp number 0564177558 for further guidance.
The advisory on Sunday came as the UAE battled to curb the spread of the new coronavirus or Covid-19, which has infected a total of 45 people in the emirates.
The Philippine Consulate said that visitors will be requested to wear a face mask while inside the consulate if they show symptoms of the virus, such as coughing or sneezing.
The consulate is also tightening entry into the premises, adding that “only applicants, except children [who] need to be accompanied by parents, will be allowed entry to the consulate”. Those requiring immediate assistance are advised to contact the consulate through the WhatsApp number.
The consulate has provided hand sanitizers throughout the premises and advised visitors to use them before doing any transactions.
The consulate reminded all Filipinos in Dubai and northern emirates to observe necessary health precautions, including frequent and proper hand washing and avoiding large crowds and gatherings as well as physical contact with anyone showing symptoms of flu. ICA/Expat Media
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