Thermal cameras installed at Prophet’s Mosque to scan body temperature

JEDDAH : Thermal cameras have been installed to monitor the body temperature of all those who enter the Prophet’s Mosque, SPA reported on Friday.

The move is part of the efforts made by the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The thermal imaging devices can scan the body temperature of 25 persons at a time with high accuracy within a distance of 9 meters. They work nonstop and give real-time video and audio reports for everyone.

The thermal scanners save and store images and temperatures in their storage memory for a month, allowing them to be retrieved when needed remotely on screens and mobile devices by experts.

Saudi Arabia has so far recorded 7,142 confirmed coronavirus cases and 87 deaths with four new ones on Friday, according to the spokesman.

Source : Al Arabiya English

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