Abu Dhabi expands use of EDE COVID-19 scanners across emirate

The decision was taken after authorities saw successful results of the pilot test of EDE scanners

The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has announced the expansion of the roll-out of EDE COVID-19 scanners across the emirate with the aim of curbing the spread of the virus. This development has come after the committee achieved success in the pilot phase of the scanners launched earlier this month.

Furthermore, the decision was made after the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi gave approval to EDE scanners as “effective and viable” in detecting the COVID-19 virus.

The move is in line with Abu Dhabi authorities' commitment to using the latest technology to strengthen the COVID-19 precautionary measures aimed at protecting public health in the emirate. In addition, the EDE scanning technology will play a crucial role in containing COVID-19 transmission by facilitating the categorization of safe zones where necessary preventive procedures could be implemented as required.

With effect from June 28, Abu Dhabi authorities will be using EDE scanners at various shopping malls, residential areas, and across all land and air entry points to the emirate.

In this regard, the authorities have noted that if the scanner identifies a potential COVID-19 infection among any individual, they will not be permitted to enter the premises. At the same time, they would be asked to take a PCR test within 24 hours and follow relevant safety protocols put in place to protect their health and curb the spread of the virus.


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