Connect with us

World

New breathalyser underway to detect Covid-19

Published

 on 

PHOTO: BBC

Israel has reportedly developed a breathalyser that may be able to detect the Covid-19 virus in those who don’t even show symptoms, making it a potentially promising way to control the spread of the virus.

The new technology is set to be used on airplanes and other methods of travel where it can identify if the virus is present on someone’s breath-at an accuracy rate of 92%. However, the technology first needs to be tested on those who have received certain vaccines, like the measles, to see if it can be adapted to detecting Covid-19.  

The way it works is by putting the sample collected into a capsule and then placing the capsule into a microwave-like machine that uses an electronic nano chip to detect whether the virus is in the sample. The virus’ particles, if present, will interfere with the electromagnetic field resulting in a positive detection.

The technology was developed at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel with plans for the new way of testing to reach more countries after its approval.

On top of the new breathalyser, a germ-killing light machine has been developed that will also help tackle sanitation in large places such as airplanes. The UVC light destroys germs’ DNA and reportedly works well for influenza, viruses and other bacteria. The new light is set to be rolled out for usage on airplanes soon as it can fastly sanitize large areas. However, other public places will most likely adopt the new technology if it proves successful.

SOURCE: BBC News

 

Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

My name is Anukul, I a writer for the Thaiger, I specialise in translation articles and social media, and assisting with our video production. I previously worked at Phuket Gazette and attended BIS international school in Phuket.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Coronavirus (Covid-19)47 mins ago

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla diagnosed with an unfortunate infection

Myanmar1 hour ago

Aung San Suu Kyi receives additional 6-year prison sentence

Thailand15 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Opposition to extending nightlife to 4am

Sponsored53 mins ago

Super luxury villas in Phuket with breathtaking ocean views

Crime15 hours ago

Police officer who shot noodle vender sentenced to 25 years

Road deaths16 hours ago

Truck overturns in NE Thailand, driver dies, losing 1.5 million baht of beer

Transport16 hours ago

Thailand Transport Ministry seeks foreign loans for new bridges

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Central Thailand16 hours ago

Elephant calf stamped to death in central Thailand

Chon Buri17 hours ago

Mountain B Pub’s real owner surrenders while police guard venue

Road deaths17 hours ago

Motorcycle rider killed in multi-vehicle pile-up near Bangkok

Crime17 hours ago

Hong Kong man goes to Thailand to meet ‘lover,’ gets trafficked to Myanmar

Thailand17 hours ago

A monk dies in yet another day of Buddhist shame in Thailand

Economy17 hours ago

Electricity prices soar 18% to 4.72 baht per unit next month

Best of18 hours ago

Top 5 Boarding Schools in Thailand (2022)

Crime18 hours ago

Four national park officials indicted over Karen activist’s murder in western Thailand

Thailand18 hours ago

100 Consecutive Days of food handouts to the homeless of Bangkok

Thailand11 months ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand1 year ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism1 year ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket1 year ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism1 year ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand1 year ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism1 year ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending