26 January 2020 – Passengers arriving from China to be checked for symptoms at the airport

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Health, Immigration, Tourism, Transportation
Intervention Categories: Surveillance; Detecting and isolating cases; International Travel Measures
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Health and Education has made this decision.
Hospitals and their health care providers and staff are implementing the interventions.
All the suspicious individuals’ medical histories are being stored to further be reported to the Ministry of Health and Education.

Overview: Thorough examination and checkup for all the passengers coming from China (PRC) to Iran.
Thereafter, suspected carriers will be accommodated within isolated zones of Imam Khomeini International Airport till transferring them to the specialized hospitals for COVID-19 in Iran. The conveyance is an immediate action in most of the cases.
In addition, other passengers, whose original countries have reported positive COVID-19 cases, would be randomly examined and would go through the same process if recognized with suspected symptoms.
Full details here: https://www.mehrnews.com/news/4835297/%D8%AA%D9%85%D8%A7%D9%85-%D9%85%D8%B3%D8%A7%D9%81%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%86-%D9%88%D8%B1%D9%88%D8%AF%DB%8C-%D8%A7%D8%B2-%DA%86%DB%8C%D9%86-%D8%AF%D8%B1-%D9%81%D8%B1%D9%88%D8%AF%DA%AF%D8%A7%D9%87-%D9%85%D8%B9%D8%A7%DB%8C%D9%86%D9%87-%D9%88-%DA%A9%D9%86%D8%AA%D8%B1%D9%84-%D9%85%DB%8C-%D8%B4%D9%88%D9%86%D8%AF

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee, Advice of EXTERNAL group of non-academics (e.g. business or community leaders), Learning from other jurisdictions, Public Opinion (e.g. consultations, opinion polling)
Source of Evidence or Justification: International – government, International – other