Scanners had been first utilized in June to detect doable circumstances at procuring malls, some residential areas, and all land and air entry factors
EDE scanners in Abu Dhabi. Photograph: File
Beginning Sunday, December 19, these travelling to Abu Dhabi from throughout the UAE might want to bear an EDE scan at border factors.
EDE scanners will assist detect potential Covid-19 circumstances. Constructive circumstances will then be referred to an on-site testing centre, the place they may bear a free antigen take a look at, with outcomes given inside 20 minutes.
What’s an EDE scanner and the way does it work?
The Covid-19 scanners had been first utilized in June to detect doable circumstances at procuring malls, some residential areas, and all land and air entry factors.
An operator holds up the cell scanning machine in entrance of these wishing to enter Abu Dhabi for a number of seconds. It measures alterations in electromagnetic waves. A machine studying algorithm compares the knowledge towards the distinctive Covid-19 RNA molecule to detect doable optimistic circumstances.
What’s an antigen take a look at?
A nasal swab is collected and labelled with a dye. The antigen take a look at detects the presence of antibodies which might be produced by Covid-19. Infections could be decided inside 20 minutes.
What occurs if an antigen take a look at comes again optimistic?
- Should you an Abu Dhabi resident, official well being isolation tips apply. You can be fitted with a wristband and made to spend your isolation interval in your house or in an acceptable lodging.
- If you’re from elsewhere, you’ll need to return to the emirate from which you travelled, and notify the well being authority involved about your take a look at outcome.