Abu Dhabi updates border entry protocols

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.

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