In yet more measures against the novel coronavirus pandemic, China will fit smart surveillance systems in the capital Beijing’s subway lines to identify passengers not wearing masks. 

Authorities have fitted subway trains with numerous high-resolution cameras to stop passengers without masks from boarding.

China has reported 81,865 confirmed cases of COVID-19, while 3,335 people have died due to the virus.

Beijing Subway Limited, which operates the metro lines, told state-run Xinhua news on Thursday that the cameras would capture passengers’ images and transmit them to an intelligent background system for analysis and calculation which could identify whether they were

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