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Border workers trialling wearable Covid-19 detection technology Elarm – RNZ

The developer of the technology says it can detect if people have the coronavirus two or three days before they starting getting symptoms.

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Border workers will spend the next month testing wearable technology that can detect whether they might have Covid-19 before the user experiences symptoms.
A security guard and soldier guarding an entrance to the M-Social Hotel, which is being used as a managed isolation facility, in Auckland. Photo: Supplied/ NZDF
Up to 500 volunteers will be involved in trialling the Elarm smartphone app – and the Ministry of Health hopes it will give border workers peace of mind as they work on the frontline.

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