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Hanoi (VNA) – The Indonesian Army announced on May 31 that it had successfully made a smart helmet that can detect people with symptoms of coronavirus infection.

Head of the Army Medical Centre (Kapuskesad) Maj. Gen. Ratmono said that the smart helmet, developed by the centre, is equipped with a camera and a body temperature measuring device. It can detect people with high temperatures at a distance of 8-10 metres.

The helmet can monitor temperatures of up to 13 people at once, so it is useful for those working at crowded places, such as airports and bus stations, he added.

On May 31, the Indonesian Health Ministry announced 700 new infections of SARS-CoV-2, adding up to the total of 26,473 cases.

Achmad Yurianto, a health official, also informed about 40 more deaths from the disease, bringing the number of facilities in the country to 1,613. Besides, 7,308 patients have fully recovered so far.

Meanwhile, 57 new COVID-19 infections were reported in Malaysia, raising the tally to 7,819, including 115 deaths.

The same day, the Department of Health of the Philippines also confirmed 862 new cases and seven fatalities, bringing the total numbers to 18,086 and 957, respectively.

Among the patients, 3,909 have been given the all-clear./.