Army Trains Chippiparai, Cocker Spaniel Dog Breeds To Detect COVID-19
To secure Army’s movements, dog breeds ‘Chippiparai’ and ‘Cocker Spaniel’ have been trained to detect COVID-19. The Army has deployed a two-year-old Cocker Spaniel - ‘Casper’ and one-year-old Chippiparai - ‘Jaya’ in transit camps of Delhi and Chandigarh. Trained to identify the virus through urine and sweat, 22 samples detected by dogs have been found COVID-19 positive. Besides, the Army has roped eight more dogs for training.
Tags: Covid-19, Indian Army, Chippiparai, Cocker Spaniel, Sniffer Dogs
Finland Employs Sniffer Dogs To Detect Coronavirus
Finland has deployed sniffer dogs at the Helsinki Airport on a four-month trial basis, to detect COVID-19. Reportedly, the travelers are asked to swipe their skin against a wipe, which is passed on to the sniffer dogs, who take ten seconds to detect the virus, presenting the results through signs such as scratching a paw, laying down, or barking. Passengers who test positive are directed to take the RT-PCR test for confirmation.
Tags: Finland, Airport, corona testing, Sniffer Dogs
Courtesy: The Economic Times