BOSTON (AP) – Two dogs trained to detect an odour distinct to people who are sick with COVID-19 will visit three school districts in Bristol County in the United States (US) this week.
A black Labrador named Huntah and a golden Lab called Duke can detect the smell of the virus on surfaces and will sit to indicate when they pick up the scent.
The dogs will visit schools in the Freetown, Lakeville and Norton school districts, WBZ-TV reported on Tuesday.
“With COVID, whether it’s the Omicron, whether it’s the Delta, our dogs will hit on it,” said Bristol County Captain Paul Douglas. “And if there’s a new variant that comes out in six months, hopefully there isn’t, but if there is one, COVID is COVID.”