Abu Dhabi Approves Pilot for COVID-19 Advanced Scanners

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 16 June 2021
Abu Dhabi Approves Pilot for COVID-19 Advanced Scanners

Abu Dhabi announced the trial of scanners to immediately detect potential COVID-19 cases.

Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee said the new scanners will add to the precautionary measures, with no changes to the existing protocols said in a series of Tweets.

The devices screen people at a distance and will be used at the entrance to public places. People will be permitted to enter if the scanner indicates they are healthy.

In trial phase, scanners will be positioned at select locations on Yas Island and at designated points to enter or exit Musaffah area.

If a person is identified as potentially infected, they must conduct a PCR test within 24 hours, with all "red tests" marked as free.

Authorities have not revealed any details about how the new devices work, but temperature screening is already in use at the entrance to many venues.

Image Credit: Visit Abu Dhabi

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