At the end of 2019, a new coronavirus outbreak broke out in Wuhan, China. The disease quickly spread across the globe, creating a pandemic that's like nothing we've seen in recent history.

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COVID-19 is characterised by it's easy human-to-human transmission and long incubation period that is causing havoc to governments, medical staff, and communities worldwide.

Once the epicentre of the pandemic, China was able to take control of the contagion, in part, thanks to the help of an innovative CCTV manufacturer called Dahua.

Dahua responded with the quick development of a Thermal Human Temperature Measurement Solution. 

By combining new technology with their existing AI framework, Dahua built a solution that could identify likely carriers, so they could be isolated. 

This technology is now available to Australians.


                                       

Key locations where the technology was used during China's outbreak

                                   

Shanghai Railway Station

Dahua's Human Temperature Measurement Solution was tested by being deployed in one of the world's busiest railway stations. Thanks to Dahua's AI, the cameras were able to scan large crowds, and identify and note people with high temperatures far more effectively than could be achieved manually.

Hangzhou Metro
The solution was quickly implemented in other key areas such as Hangzhou Metro which is one of the busiest transport hubs in Asia.

The results were clear

On 12th February the epidemic hit its peak with 14,108 new cases being recorded on that day alone. By 19th February China had 57,934 active cases. With Dahua's help China managed to gain control of the virus and on 29th March, registered no new cases and had reduced their active cases to 2,691.*

Source: Worldometer.info/coronavirus/

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