The number of patients infected with the coronavirus has begun to increase in China and several other countries around the world. Thermal scanners are being used at airports to initially detect the people infected with the coronavirus. In our country seven thermal scanners have been installed in the airports to detect the coronavirus infected people.
Although three thermal scanners were used at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, two have stopped working due to extra passengers pressure. It became very important to activate the thermal scanners after the first three coronavirus patients identified in Bangladesh on March 8. In collaboration with the DGHS, a technical team of A2I Innovation Lab (iLab) guided by Faruq Ahmed Jewel, Head of Technology, (iLab) started working on it. On March 11, all the thermal scanners at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport became fully functional.