Rome Airport Introduces 'Smart Helmet' for Virus Detection
Engineers at a Rome airport tested a new "smart helmet," Tuesday, May 13, which scans passengers' temperatures as they are moving, in an attempt to fight the coronavirus amid an easing of travel restrictions.
Don't be alarmed when you see one of these the next time you're at Rome's Fiumicino Airport. Fiumicino International Airport in Rome is the first one in Europe to use "smart helmets" to check the temperature of travelers from a safe distance. VOA Correspondent Mariama Diallo explains how the helmets are helping fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The virus outbreak made it unsafe for Linda McCall to visit her husband, a veteran living in a Georgia nursing home. Now, the Department of Veterans Affairs has moved him 140 miles away - adding to her concern that he'll feel completely alone. (April 7) U.S. Army officials announced Thursday that over 900 hundred soldiers "from all three components tested positive for the COVID-19 virus." (April 16)