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There’s Growing Excitement That a New Ugandan-Chinese Smartphone Will Help to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

Bloomberg’s Quick Take team showcased the new G507 smartphone made by the Chinese company SIMI and manufactured locally in Uganda. The phone comes equipped with a body temperature scanner that the company claims is similar to those temperature guns that have become a widespread tool to detect COVID-related fever.

The Ugandan Ministry of Health hopes that if the phone’s temperature scanner meets national and international standards, users will be able to conduct more temperature screenings and ultimately improve early detection of COVID-19 or other infectious diseases.

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