General AviationSniffer dogs aid diagnose coronavirus in Pakistan

Sniffer dogs aid diagnose coronavirus in Pakistan

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Sniffer dogs have been deployed at the Peshawar airport in Pakistan to detect COVID-19 among travellers arriving from abroad. The specially trained dogs have so far detected the virus in four passengers at the Bacha Khan International Airport.

National Command Operation (NCOC) delegation supervised the process when passengers from two flights were examined on Saturday. The NCOC delegation was told in a briefing that rapid antigen tests are also being carried out on passengers arriving in Peshawar from abroad.

According to the airport’s manager, Obaidullah Abbasi, the delegation said the coronavirus identification measures at the Peshawar airport were satisfactory. He confirmed that trained sniffer dogs were being used to diagnose coronavirus among passengers.

Swab tests are done on incoming passengers and then a dog sniffs the swab to check for the virus, he explained, adding that if the dog sits down after sniffing the swab, the passenger is declared positive for COVID-19.

Mshana Iddi
Iddi Mshana Journalist - With a Bachelor Degree in Tourism, Iddi has a combined appetite of tourism and aviation. His diverse knowledge and experience of more than 6 years adds an exciting depth to his work. Currently, pursing Commercial Pilot Licence with IR & ME at EACAA Soroti Uganda.

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