Myth: Thermal scanners can detect Covid-19

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Thermal scanners can detect high body temperature i.e. fever. While Fever is one of the symptoms of Covid-19, they may not be an unique symptoms. There can be multiple reasons for fever in an individual.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that thermal scanners are not effective in detecting if a person has COVID- 19. A viral test popularly known as RT-PCR test is the only way to detect if a person has COVID-19.

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