Authorities to monitor temps between borders

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.

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