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Finland to deploy coronavirus-sniffing dogs at Helsinki Airport

The coronavirus sniffer dog named E.T. receives a cuddle from the trainer Anette Kare at the Helsinki airport in Vantaa, Finland, where he is trained to detect the Covid-19 from the arriving passengers. Foto: AFP/Antti Aimo-Koivisto

BERLIN - Finland is set to launch a coronavirus-sniffing-dog pilot program at Helsinki Airport on Wednesday, hoping that dogs could come to play a key role in screening for covid-19.

The voluntary canine tests will deliver results within 10 seconds, and require less than a minute of travelers' time, said Anna Hielm-Björkman, a researcher at the University of Helsinki who is using the trial to gather data...

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