Canada to screen air travellers for fever amid coronavirus pandemic: Trudeau

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Posted June 12, 2020 12:29 pm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says air travellers will be screened for a fever as another step to curb the spread of COVID-19.

The measure will be phased in, Trudeau said, with temperature checks starting for incoming international travellers, then outgoing passengers, and finally those travelling within Canada.

“If a passenger has a fever, they will not be permitted to board their flight,” he said.

Trudeau made the announcement in an address outside Rideau Cottage on Friday, as Canada’s coronavirus death toll exceeded 8,000.

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In April, the federal government mandated the wearing of non-medical masks for air travellers.

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