The United Arab Emirates starts implementing facial Covid Scanners systems at malls and airports in Abu Dhabi.
Since the Department of Health authorized the scanning technology, the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has expanded the roll-out of EDE scanner across the emirate, effective 28 June 2021, to detect Covid-19 cases. After a trial of 20,000 people showed “a high degree of effectiveness,” Abu Dhabi will use facial scanners at malls and airports beginning Monday.
State-run WAM reported that the technology detects infections by measuring electromagnetic waves that are altered when RNA particles of viruses are present in the body. As a result, 93.5 percent of the samples had high sensitivity, indicating that the tests helped identify infected individuals.
International Holding Company developed the scanner, which was created by the EDE Research Institute Abu Dhabi. Although Abu Dhabi, a member of the United Arab Emirates, boasts one of the highest vaccination rates in the world, daily new cases have been hovering around 2,000 since March.
National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority of the UAE said on Sunday that about a third of the cases are related to the delta strain. This pathogen was first identified in India.
National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority of the UAE said on Sunday that about a third of the cases are related to the delta strain. This pathogen was first identified in India. Several countries, including India, Pakistan, and 12 others, remain banned from flying into the UAE. In the midst of a brutal second wave of Coronavirus, the UAE suspended all flights to India on April 24.