The UAE has developed breakthrough technology which means we might see COVID-19 tests readily available at malls and in cinemas in a matter of months.
QuantLase Imaging Lab in Abu Dhabi has developed COVID-19 testing equipment that allows for much faster mass screenings, with test results available in SECONDS.
It’s also user-friendly, non-invasive, low-cost and can be used in public places like cinemas and shopping malls, and with some training, it can even be used for in-house testing, according to Dr Pramod Kumar, who leads the researchers.
So far, it has produced high accuracy, but doctors working on the project noted that the aim is to eventually reach the maximum level of accuracy.
The lab hopes to roll out the product in a couple of months
The UAE has taken another step forward in COVID-19 innovation
“The equipment, which uses a CMOS detector, will enable mass-scale screening with results made available in seconds”- Dr Pramod Kumar
— WAM English (@WAMNEWS_ENG) May 19, 2020
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READ: COVID-19: Etihad Makes Layoffs Across Several Departments
Etihad has made redundancies across various departments.
A representative for the Abu Dhabi air carrier on Tuesday said,
“”The coronavirus pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to businesses around the world, and Etihad is no exception”. “It is clear the demand for travel in the near future will be significantly reduced and as a result we must make difficult decisions to ensure Etihad will weather this storm… we have had to make redundancies across several areas of our business to reflect current market conditions.” Via local reports.
Along with the layoffs, some Etihad staff have been seconded to Global Aerospace Logistics, for an initial period of six months.
The airline also announced an increased number and frequency of special flights worldwide
To ensure individuals can return home amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Throughout May and June, the airline will increase frequencies on previously announced special flights and will add new services to Belgrade, Dublin, Geneva, Milan, Paris Charles de Gaulle, and Toronto.
This is in addition to the recently launched link between Melbourne and London, Etihad will also add services to Sydney, allowing a direct transit connection to and from the UK capital via Abu Dhabi.
The airline follows strict hygiene standards that all travellers must also adhere to.
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