22 July 2020 – New COVID-19 detection method using trained dogs

Type of Intervention: New Tool / Service / Body
Sectors Involved: Health, Police and Interior Affairs
Intervention Categories: Planning and strategy; Listening to scientists or health/other experts
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Minister Hasan and the ISF Director General’s Representative Launched The New Detection Method Using Trained Dogs. This training will last for about two weeks, and it is a joint French-Lebanese program that includes a number of police dogs from the various security services: army, internal security forces, general security.

Overview: Launching a New Detection Method of COVID-19 Using Trained Dogs. “Two police dogs can search 4,000 people a day, and they are able to identify those infected with the virus.” This will provide an additional technology to protect the Lebanese community from every expat, visitor or resident who could be infected with Coronavirus.
Full details here: https://www.moph.gov.lb/en/Media/view/35991/minister-hasan-isf-trained-dogs-

Type of Justification: Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee, Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report)
Source of Evidence or Justification: Professor Riad Sarkis suggested this tool.
Evidence/Justification: Professor Riad Sarkis, the Lebanese-French, who was able to present a pioneering advanced smart experience based on the instinct of animals to give safety to humans, represented in the ability of dogs to detect the Corona virus.