K9 sniffer dogs from Dubai Police are being used to detect Covid-19 on travellers coming into Dubai Airport.
The sniffer dogs are being placed at airports across the UAE and have been specially trained to smell out Covid-19.
The dogs don’t actually come into contact with people. Instead, they smell ‘samples taken from the armpit.’ And the dogs are able to tell ‘in seconds if the person is infected or not.’
Incredibly, sniffer dogs are hugely effective according to the Ministry of Interior.
“Data and studies showed that detection of presumed COVID-19 cases achieved approximately 92 per cent in overall accuracy.”
Sniffer dogs are already used to smell out medical conditions including malaria, cancer, Parkinsons, epilepsy and diabetes.
Some research has even shown that dogs can detect malaria with a greater degree of accuracy than World Health Organisation standards.