Abu Dhabi expands roll-out of covid scanners

Eudore R. Chand

View of Abu Dhabi Skyline at evening with reflection on water, United Arab Emirates

ABU DHABI 28 June 2021: The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has announced it will expand the roll-out of EDE Covid-19 scanners across the emirate following a successful pilot phase. The decision also follows the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi’s approval of EDE scanners as effective and viable detectors of the Covid-19 virus.

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

Effective from 28 June, EDE scanners will be used at various shopping malls, some residential areas, and all land and air entry points.

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


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