The French and Chilean police are training dogs to detect people who may be infected with the deadly novel coronavirus by sniffing their sweat.
In Chile, the training program is a joint effort by Chile’s national police, the Carabineros, and specialists at the Universidad Catolica de Chile. Members of the Chilean Police Canine Training team hopes to have the dogs trained and working in the field by August.
Chile reported 1,836 new cases of COVID-19 last Tuesday, their lowest figure in two months, bringing its total cases since March 3 to 319,493.
On the other hand, France is training its dogs in Maison-Alfort to detect the virus. The initiative has been directed by Dominique Grandjean, the Professor on Veterinary Medicine.
During their training, policemen soak pieces of fabric with samples of COVID-19 to prepare the training session for dogs to teach them and recognize the smell of coronavirus.
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