Abu Dhabi tests new COVID-19 scanners

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Abu Dhabi has approved a pilot of state-of-the-art scanners to immediately detect potential COVID-19 cases.

In a series of Tweets, the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee said the new scanners will add to the precautionary measures, with no changes to the existing protocols.

During the pilot phase, the scanners will be positioned at select locations on Yas Island and at designated points to enter or exit Musaffah area.

If the scanner identifies a person as not infected, they will be permitted to enter. But, if a person is identified as potentially infected, they must conduct a PCR test within 24 hours, with all "red tests" marked as free.

The scanners will screen people at a distance and will be effective for mass screening, the authority added.

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