Starting Sunday, December 19, Abu Dhabi will use EDE scanners that measures electromagnetic waves to help detect COVID-19 infections at its border checkpoints.
Making the announcement on Twitter, the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee explained that the scanners will use "advanced technology to rapidly detect potential COVID-19 cases without storing personal information".
They added that potential positive COVID-19 cases will be referred to an on-site testing centre, with a free antigen test provided and results given within 20 minutes.
The new measures, the authority added, will strengthen efforts to maintain the low COVID-19 infection rate of 0.05 per cent in the UAE capital.
Continuous testing, contact tracing, use of the green pass and high vaccination rates have contributed to the low infection rate, they added.
Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has updated the procedure to enter the emirate from within the UAE and approved the use of EDE scanners at entry points. pic.twitter.com/6cRyvfS292— مكتب أبوظبي الإعلامي (@admediaoffice) December 15, 2021
Following approval by the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee to introduce EDE scanners at entry points to Abu Dhabi emirate from within the UAE, here's everything you need to know about the new entry procedure. pic.twitter.com/KqbaLMoE0h— مكتب أبوظبي الإعلامي (@admediaoffice) December 15, 2021