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Ooredoo Qatar has announced the installation of a Fever Screening Thermal Camera System at its Al Sadd retail shop, in partnership with Huawei.

The move is designed to “further reinforce its complete commitment to protecting the health and safety of staff and customers”, the company has said in a statement. 

The camera screening system is capable of identifying individuals presenting with a body temperature of 37.3C or higher, upon which an alarm will sound to notify staff.

Such individuals, in the interests of protecting the health and safety of those around them, will not be permitted to enter the shop and will be advised to visit the nearest medical facility for evaluation. The system is also capable of identifying individuals attempting to enter the shop without a mask, in contravention of Ooredoo’s policy of asking its customers to wear masks when visiting its premises.

Speaking of the installation, Sabah Rabia al-Kuwari – director of PR at Ooredoo – said: “The health and safety of all our staff and customers is of paramount importance to all of us at Ooredoo. We’re doing everything we can to minimise risk to our staff and our customers, in the interests of protecting our wider community, and balancing that with continuing to meet the needs of our customers. 

“Being able to identify those possibly at risk of carrying the virus means we can not only better protect staff and customers at our shops, but we can also identify someone who may not know they could potentially be sick, enabling them to then seek immediate medical attention. 

“We remain committed to supporting Qatar in the ongoing fight against Covid-19, and we thank all our customers for their support and understanding.”

Ooredoo said it intends to roll out installation of the camera screening systems across the rest of its open retail shops and other Ooredoo premises as soon as possible.

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