Abu Dhabi is increasing the need for thermal screening and EDE scanners in shopping malls and venues | Job Binary


Abu Dhabi authorities have removed the requirement for Covid-19 thermal screening and EDE scanners at the entrance to shopping malls and other venues.

EDE scanners were also used at land borders around the UAE.

The move comes as Covid-19 precautions have been further eased in the emirate. Entry to these locations still requires an Al Hosni Green Pass, and a negative PCR test grants entry for 30 days.

“In accordance with the guidelines of the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Committee for the Covid-19 pandemic, EDE and thermal scanning at commercial and tourism sites and events were cancelled. Instead, the Green Pass will apply,” said the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development.

Scanners were introduced during the pandemic as an additional means of detecting potentially infected people.

They detect changes in electromagnetic waves to determine if the virus is possibly present in a person.

A possibly infected person must take a PCR test to confirm their condition. They are also denied access to shopping malls and other destinations until the result is negative.

The decision comes a month after authorities announced that wearing a face mask indoors would no longer be mandatory, while the requirement for a mask outdoors was lifted in February.

Updated: October 29, 2022 at 8:31 am



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