People gather on the Bund along the Huangpu River in Shanghai on June 1, following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions in the city after a two-month lockdown. Photo: AFP
People gather on the Bund along the Huangpu River in Shanghai on June 1, following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions in the city after a two-month lockdown. Photo: AFP

Shanghai’s reopening creates US$7.5 billion market for smart devices that track individuals’ temperature, vaccinations and Covid-19 results

  • As many as two million ‘digital sentry’ machines could be deployed in public venues in the coming weeks, Everbright Securities says
  • If the devices are proven to be highly effective in helping Shanghai guard against the Omicron variant, they could be seen everywhere in China’s most congested cities: analyst

People gather on the Bund along the Huangpu River in Shanghai on June 1, following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions in the city after a two-month lockdown. Photo: AFP
People gather on the Bund along the Huangpu River in Shanghai on June 1, following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions in the city after a two-month lockdown. Photo: AFP
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