The brand new measures are efficient from Sunday, December 19
Abu Dhabi will resume using facial Covid-19 scanners to enter the emirate from throughout the UAE from Sunday, December 19 within the newest effort to sort out coronavirus.
The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Disaster and Disasters Committee made the announcement within the wake of the variety of new circumstances rising above 100 for 2 consecutive days. On Wednesday, the Ministry of Well being and Prevention detected 148 optimistic circumstances after conducting 340,100 PCR assessments.
Beginning this Sunday, authorities will use EDE scanners to verify folks for Covid-19 an infection on the border entry level to the Capital.
The scanning system expertise, developed by EDE Analysis Institute Abu Dhabi, can detect a doable Covid-19 an infection by measuring electromagnetic waves. The presence of RNA particles of coronavirus in an individual’s physique assist in offering an instantaneous end result, and this isn’t anticipated to trigger any delay or visitors snarls.
The Committee additionally clarified that the scanning expertise doesn’t retailer any private info.
“Potential optimistic Covid-19 circumstances can be referred to an on-site testing centre, the place they are going to be given a free antigen take a look at, and outcomes inside 20 minutes.”
The cell phone scanners have been used efficiently as efficient and viable detectors of Covid-19 virus at buying malls within the emirate.
The Committee mentioned the brand new measure on the entry factors will strengthen precautionary measures to assist keep the low Covid-19 an infection charge of 0.05 per cent of the overall assessments in Abu Dhabi.
“Abu Dhabi’s low an infection charge has been efficiently achieved by the continuing implementation of preventive and precautionary measures, together with steady testing and speak to tracing, use of the inexperienced move system to entry public locations and occasions, and excessive vaccination charges.”
Earlier this yr, the scanning system was rolled out after a profitable pilot section. The EDE scanners had been first used in any respect land and air entry factors, and buying malls on June 28 – a day after the well being authorities introduced figuring out the Delta variant.
Lately, the World Well being Organisation mentioned that the Omicron variant, which is extra transmissible than the Delta pressure and reduces vaccine efficacy, can also be spreading sooner. Until date, the variant has unfold to 77 nations together with the UAE.
The UAE has among the many highest vaccination charges on the earth and supplied a single dose of the vaccine to 100 per cent of the eligible inhabitants and 91.26 per cent is totally vaccinated.
With a decline within the variety of new circumstances, Abu Dhabi had eased all restrictions, together with the cancellation of PCR take a look at end result norms, by the tip of September. The relief again then adopted a dip within the an infection charge within the emirate of 0.2 per cent of whole assessments and the activation of the inexperienced move system to enter some public locations.
At the moment, folks don’t want to point out a damaging PCR take a look at end result or inexperienced move on Al Hosn app to enter Abu Dhabi. However the inexperienced color standing and 96 hours PCR take a look at validity are necessary necessities to enter public locations and internet hosting occasions in Abu Dhabi.
In the meantime, the Nationwide Emergency Disaster and Catastrophe Administration Authority (NCEMA) introduced that residents should have a inexperienced move and 96-hour damaging take a look at end result to enter a venue through the Christmas and New 12 months Eve celebrations.