Virussniffing dogs deployed
Finland has deployed coronavirussniffing dogs at the Nordic country’s main international airport in a fourmonth trial of an alternative testing method that could become a cost-friendly and quick way to identify infected travelers.
Four dogs of different breeds trained by Finland’s Smell Detection Association started working Wednesday at the Helsinki Airport as part of the governmentfinanced trial.
It takes the dog about 10 seconds to sniff the virus samples before it gives the test result by scratching a paw, laying down, barking or otherwise making its conclusion known.
The coronavirus sniffer dogs sit near their trainers at the Helsinki airport in Vantaa, Finland.