If the scanner identifies the person as infected, they will not be allowed to enter the designated areas.
Earlier this week, Abu Dhabi authorities announced that EDE Covid-19 scanners would be installed in shopping malls, other residences, and at all entrances to the ground and air to detect Covid-19 infections.
The decision is part of the emperor’s commitment to further improving Covid-19 monitoring measures that protect public health using the latest technology.
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EDE scanning technology will also play an important role in reducing Covid-19 transmission by establishing safer areas under a series of prevention processes.
According to authorities, if the scanner identifies the person as infected with Covid-19, they will not be allowed to enter the designated areas. They must follow the approved procedure and perform a PCR test within 24 hours.
Here’s an explanation of how technology works:
- The system includes an EDE detector that collects electric waves within 5m radius.
- When a person enters that radius, the electric waves change.
- Machine learning algorithm compares data compared to a unique Covid-19 RNA molecule.
- If you are diagnosed with HIV, the person may be infected and should have a PCR test within 24 hours. If it is negative, they can enter the area.
- This program is an additional precautionary measure in supermarkets, other residences, and land and air checkpoints across the emirate.