Coronavirus Pandemic

Covid-19: EDE scanners placed at Abu Dhabi malls, airport

Staff Reporter/Abu Dhabi
Filed on June 27, 2021

(KT/Ryan Lim)

The scanners at shopping malls, some residential areas, and all land and air entry points to detect Covid-19 infections

Abu Dhabi authorities have announced that EDE Covid-19 scanners will be placed at shopping malls, some residential areas, and all land and air entry points in the emirate to detect Covid-19 infections starting from Monday.

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The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee on Sunday said it has expanded the roll-out of EDE scanners following a successful pilot phase and approval by the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH).

The DoH earlier said the EDE scanners were effective and viable detectors of the Covid-19 virus.

The decision is part of the emirate’s commitment to continuously enhancing Covid-19 precautionary measures that protect public health using the latest technology.

The EDE scanning technology will also play a key role in limiting Covid-19 transmission by establishing safe zones that are subject to a series of preventive procedures.

According to authorities, if the scanner identifies a person as being potentially infected with Covid-19, they will not be permitted to enter the stated places. They must follow the approved protocol and take a PCR test within 24 hours.

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