A passenger wearing a protective mask covers her body with plastic bags as protection from the coronavirus at a Beijing railway station on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE

Coronavirus: How the outbreak is testing China’s vaunted surveillance technology

  • Masks could be preventing China’s massive surveillance system from reading faces fully, according to AI scientists
  • Suspects who avoided home quarantine were at large for weeks, going to shopping malls, dining in restaurants and playing mahjong in entertainment centres
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A passenger wearing a protective mask covers her body with plastic bags as protection from the coronavirus at a Beijing railway station on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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