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Heathrow to pilot temperature scanners

London’s Heathrow Airport is planning to introduce temperature scanners as part of the UK’s lockdown exit plan.

Heathrow – the second busiest international airport in the world – will test a combination of heat-seeking technology and facial recognition cameras, in order to identify passengers showing symptoms of coronavirus, the Times reports.

The technology will be trialed at Terminal 2 over the next fortnight, before a wider rollout.

The paper also reports that the UK has drawn up a three-stage plan to ease lockdown. The first phase will see small shops and outdoor workplaces reopen, with larger shopping centres and more workplaces to follow in the second. Pubs, restaurants and other leisure venues will be the last to open.


 
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