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Brasília airport to test temperature-screening system

. May 14, 2020
Brasília airport to test temperature-screening system Brasília airport. Photo: Paulo H. Carvalho/Agência Brasília

The Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport, in Brasília, will implement a new body-heat sensor system for domestic departures this week, reports news website G1. The equipment measures the temperature of 30 people at a time, identifies those wearing masks, and can differentiate normal body temperature from other sources of heat, such as food or hot beverages. 

According to the report, if the system identifies a passenger whose body temperature is above 37ºC, the airport teams will carry out a second temperature reading using a thermometer. If the passenger has a fever, he/she will receive a mask, gloves and shall be redirected to the airport’s medical area.

 
Natália Scalzaretto

Natália Scalzaretto has worked for companies such as Santander Brasil and Reuters, where she covered news ranging from commodities to technology. Before joining The Brazilian Report, she worked as an editor for Trading News, the information division from the TradersClub investor community.

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