In an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) has recently introduced temperature-scanning helmets for officers on duty at local train stations
On Tuesday, 13 October, KTMB uploaded several photos on Facebook along with the caption, "KTMB has recently taken one step forward by introducing temperature-scanning helmets to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic."
"This method is an addition to the current methods used such as temperature scanners at stations, hand sanitisers, and train sanitisation," they added.
Auxiliary police are able to detect a person's temperature just by wearing the high-tech device
"Hopefully with these methods in place, passengers would be more confident to use KTMB's services," the rail operator noted in their post.
They also explained that the use of the helmets are still in the trial stage to ensure it's effectiveness and suitability with auxiliary police.
Photos show officers wearing the helmets and conducting checks at train station platforms as well as inside the train itself.
Many netizens are impressed by the futuristic move
One person wrote, "Wow, more high-tech. The public will look at the police and think they're so fashionable. Good job."
"I was surprised to see it. Also kind of looks like anti-protest police. Anyway, good job. Constant surveillance," commented another netizen.
One user said, "Great initiative, admin. Congratulations KTMB."
Meanwhile, others likened the police officers to RoboCop
Well done, KTMB!
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