Abu Dhabi rolls out scanners to identify potential Covid-19 cases
16 Jun 2021
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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis, and Disasters Committee has approved a pilot of advanced scanners to identify Covid-19 cases, as part of efforts to further enhance the protection of public health and safety by using the most advanced technology.
The new state-of-the-art scanners will add to existing precautionary measures, with no changes to any existing protocols.
The technology screens (without recording) for potential Covid-19 infection and provides immediate results. It is operated at a distance and is effective for mass screening, such as at the entry to public locations.
During the pilot phase, the scanners will be used at entry points to the emirate, the entrance to select public locations on Yas Island and at designated points to enter or exit Musaffah area.
If the scanner identifies a person as not infected, they are permitted to enter. If the scanner identifies a person as potentially infected, they must conduct a PCR test within 24 hours. All PCR tests related to red results are free.