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Business using thermal cameras to detect Covid-19

Business using thermal cameras to detect Covid-19

Amazon, PepsiCo, Vodafone and many more businesses all using Temperature Screening & Access Control using Temperature Screening technology, You can now monitor your entrances. If an elevated skin-surface temperature is
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Keeping safe and your business operating during Corona Virus (Covid 19) Global Pandemic

Keeping safe and your business operating during Corona Virus (Covid 19) Global Pandemic

The headlines have been rampant during these global unprecedented times. * ‘PPE not available for frontline staff’, or * ‘delayed shipment of PPE arrives from Turkey’, but impounded and due to be returned as not reaching British standards and
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See  Covid-19 Fever Screening Systems Everywhere?

See Covid-19 Fever Screening Systems Everywhere?

The city of Wuhan, has been almost completely deserted. The streets are empty as the lockdown reaches its first month. However, one factory continues to work round the clock as many others remain shut. 2,600 employees in Wuhan Guide Infrared Co.
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Coronavirus: When will it be safe to fly again?

Coronavirus: When will it be safe to fly again?

Aer Lingus has said it will review its procedures following a claim it did not maintain social distancing among passengers on a Belfast-London flight.

But when can air passengers expect things to return to the way they were before coronavirus?

How many people are still flying?

Far fewer people are flying since the Foreign Office advised against international travel.

Between 16 and 22 April, for example, the number of air passengers coming into the UK was 99% lower than the same period in 2019. 

American Airlines said social distancing had been possible "for all passengers", suggesting that its aircraft have a lot of empty seats. And Virgin Atlantic said many of its flights in April were only a quarter full.

Meanwhile, Ryanair carried 40,000 passengers in April - down from 13.5 million in the same month last year.

With the holiday trade almost completely dried up, most of those flying were UK nationals returning home.


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UK: Vodafone launches IoT thermal screening  camera system  to fight COVID-19

UK: Vodafone launches IoT thermal screening camera system to fight COVID-19

 Vodafone has announced a new heat detection camera which will allow firms to better protect workers against COVID-19. The IoT-enabled camera enables standalone installation with additional IT requirements and can screen the body temperature of up to 100 people per minute with an accuracy of +/-0.3 degrees Celsius.

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NHS rejects Apple-Google coronavirus app plan

NHS rejects Apple-Google coronavirus app plan

The NHS says it has a way to make the software work "sufficiently well" on iPhones without users having to keep it active and on-screen.

That limitation has posed problems for similar apps in other countries.

Experts from GCHQ's National Cyber Security Centre have aided the effort.

NCSC indicated that its involvement has been limited to an advisory role.

"Engineers have met several core challenges for the app to meet public health needs and support detection of contact events sufficiently well, including when the app is in the background, without excessively affecting battery life," said a spokeswoman for NHSX, the health service's digital innovation unit.

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Current spread of the COVID19

Current spread of the COVID19

With the current spread of the COVID19 or Coronavirus, affecting the entire globe and having put most regions in an extensive lockdown, there is no surprise people are worried and anxious. With the numbers of confirmed deaths having passed 28 000 we all ask the constant question, “ What can we do to prevent the spread of this pandemic?”

 

In a recent study, published on the 3rd of may, South Korean scientists confirmed that it is impossible for the virus to reactivate in our bodies, at the same time they state that they have found no substantial changes by mutation, to the virus which would disguise it from our immune systems, meaning we are basically immune to the virus if we’ve already caught it once. 

 

Airports have taken to screening to prevent the spread of the virus. Entry screening for the corona virus involves using thermal scanning or symptom screening. The screening works by detecting changes in skin temperature as slight as 0.01 degrees Celsius.

 

 By making use of these thermal cameras and detecting an accurate, non - contact skin temperature  we are able to prevent the spread of the virus by recognising early signs of infection or illness simply by thermal screening. This is an effective and preventable measure that could help this pandemic, by reading early signs of infection through a non contact procedure we are able to determine who should stay home and quarantine before taking a coronavirus test handed out by medicals. 

This could be a means to ease the lockdown and the pressure on the medicals and hospitals all over the world. By establishing thermal screening we are one step closer to beating the spread of this horrible virus and slowly start easing the world back to normal. 

With deaths decreasing in countries like Spain and Italy we are moving in the right direction, BBC reported today, on the 4th of may, that reported deaths in Spain was the lowest since mid - March and Italy's number of 174 was a two - month low. While we see these good news in SPain and Italy, Russia's cases have increased with 10 000 new infections.

 

In the UK, according to the BBC, plans of workplaces to reopen are being considered, but that is with alternatives to social distancing being enforced. The United Kingdom is looking to maximize working from home where possible, and reopen workplaces with measures to minimize the number of employees using equipment and by staggering shift times. PM Boris Johnson is still urging the country to not lift the ban too soon but is to reveal a “roadmap” out of lockdown this Sunday. 

 

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