HONG KONG -- Beginning April 24, Chinese authorities began taking
temperatures of all passengers arriving at the Hung Hom border
crossing between Hong Kong and Shenzhen city in mainland China as
an attempt to arrest the spread of the SARS virus.
On April 26, 15 infrared thermal imaging machines will be
installed at each side of the Lowu border control point, which will
be used to conduct random temperature tests.
By mid-May, some 200 thermal imaging machines will be installed
to check temperatures of passengers crossing the borders. Most
crossing at these points are Chinese nationals.