Chinese firm in Uganda assembles smartphones with infrared thermometer

As COVID-19 restrictions are being eased down slowly and gradually in Uganda, new procedures are being put in place to prevent another possible spread of the virus. As restrictions ease, social distancing, hand sanitization, and wearing masks remain major preventive measures. But temperature screening remains one of the major requirements before allowing entry into shopping malls, hotels, restaurants or hospitals.

Keeping in view the new normal, a Chinese firm, ENGO Holdings Limited, located in the central Ugandan district of Mukono has begun assembling smartphones with an infrared thermometer.

“This is exciting news not only for Uganda but also for Africa. The most important function in this phone during this coronavirus period is the thermometer gun,” said Evelyn Anite, state minister for investment.

The firm, which is into assembling analog phones, smartphones, and computer laptops said that their new innovation is critical for businesses that have suffered for months now due to the Coronavirus-induced lockdowns.

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