New UAE scanners to detect potential Covid-19 cases

New UAE scanners to detect potential Covid-19 cases New UAE scanners to detect potential Covid-19 cases

Abu Dhabi: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is trailing the use of advanced scanners to detect potential Covid-19 cases.

As per Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee, the new scanners will add to existing coronavirus safety precautionary measures, with no changes to any existing protocols.

New advanced scanners will be piloted in Abu Dhabi and will be used in public places, screening people at distance.

As per officials, the technology screens for potential coronavirus related infection and provides immediate results.

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

The devices will be tested in several areas, including Yas Island and specific entry and exit points in Mussaffah.

If the scanner identifies a person as not infected, they are permitted to enter. While, the scanner will turn red if someone is identified as potentially infected.

The detected will be required to take a free PCR test within 24 hours.

Earlier on Tuesday, a system went live in Abu Dhabi that requires people to prove that they are vaccinated and have recently been screened for the deadly virus.

The UAE has its test and tracing app named ‘Al Hosn’. The app compels citizens to display their testing and vaccination status to enter parks, beaches, malls, hotels and large supermarkets.

Moreover, the app is also needed to access gyms, swimming pools, entertainment centres, restaurants and cafes.

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