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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.
The Ministry stressed in a statement on Saturday that, its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment.
It also directs them to continuously sanitise and clean all their service facilities and common areas where food and beverage products are sold.
The Ministry of Education and the Umm Al Quwain emergency, crisis and disaster management team announced schools in Umm Al Quwain will switch to 100 per cent online learning ‘until further notice’.
The murder of 25-year-old computer science student Al Walid Al Gharbi took place last Monday inside a house in Building No. 300 on Hansberry St, Philadelphia, when they found the young man with a stab wound in the neck in the bathroom on the third floor.
“The deliberate shelling of active civilian medical facilities and the targeted killing of civilians are grave war crimes of the Kyiv regime and its Western masters,” the Russian foreign ministry said.
The typing centres affirmed that the entry permit application was activated since last Friday and covered all types of residence visas, noting that the holder of a UAE residence visa who stayed abroad for more than 6 months can apply for the entry permit.
Jabal Jais in Ras Al Khaimah recorded the lowest temperature of 1.9°C at 4:15 am on Sunday. Jabal Al Rahba in RAK also recorded 4.2°C. and Jabal Mabrah recorded 4.6 °C, while Rukna in the city of Al Ain in Abu Dhabi, recorded 6.7°C.