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Connecticut Town Testing Coronavirus 'Pandemic Drone' To Detect Infectious Conditions

WESTPORT, Conn. (CBSNewYork) -- The town of Westport, Connecticut, will begin using "pandemic drone" test flights to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

The drones will be equipped with a system that displays a person's fever, heart and respiratory rates.

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It can also detect people sneezing and coughing in crowds or where people may work or congregate.

The technology can accurately detect infectious conditions from a distance of nearly 200 feet and can also measure social distancing.

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