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Emirates Airlines testing passengers for COVID-19

Posted at 8:36 PM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 23:36:02-04

DUBAI (KTNV) — Emirates, the UAE-based airline, is testing passengers for COVID-19 on flights from Dubai as part of an effort to contain the spread of the virus.

The Dubai-based airline started testing passengers before flights by doing a blood test with results coming back within ten minutes.

The test doesn't diagnose COVID-19. Instead, it checks for antibodies - which can show if someone has been exposed to the virus.

Some experts believe other airlines may do the same soon.

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