Iran has started to manufacture its own devices that can remotely detect individuals tested positive for COVID-19 within five seconds, Maj. Gen. Hossein Salami, commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), has said, adding that no additional tests for patients are required, APA reports citing Sputnik.
"This device can detect the virus in a range of 100 metres. This is an operation that is done in five seconds. It has no physical contact with patients, and it does not require a blood test. None of them is required", Salami told the state-run TV broadcasters, adding that it did not threaten to harm people.
The IRGC’s chief noted that the accuracy of this device was over 80 percent, saying that it would be further developed to detect all types of viruses.
As of now, Iranian medical researchers have managed to develop a special tool that can recognise the disease in two hours.