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Coronavirus: How technology is helping contain the outbreak

Julia Sieger and Dhananjay Khadilkar
Julia Sieger and Dhananjay Khadilkar © FRANCE 24

As the new coronavirus continues to spread and claim victims, we tell you how technology is helping halt the outbreak. Researchers worldwide are racing to come up with a vaccine. If all goes well, they may run the first tests in three months. Our in-house expert Dhananjay Khadilkar tells us how it works and what kind of challenges biologists face in the process.

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We also take a look at how civilians and authorities in Wuhan are using drones both to scold people for walking around outside without masks but also to take their temperature from a distance. Electronic tags are also set set to be used to monitor people under home quarantine in Hong Kong. 

Meanwhile, we tell you how AI monitoring platforms, like the Canadian company Bluedot, are helping spot early warnings and predict where the virus will pop up next.

And in Test 24, we try the Samsung Galaxy Fold, a smartphone that seemlessly unfolds into a mini tablet. 

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