Are temperature checks for Covid-19 enough?

Photo: A Securico security officer takes the temperature of a shopper using a handheld infrared thermometer at the main entrance of OK Supermarket in Ardbennie, Harare on the 19th of April 2020. Checking the temperatures of people is one of the measures that can be put in place to check if a person is infected by the coronavirus or not. However, experts point out that this method can be deceiving as a means of determining whether one is infected. “The absence of an elevated body temperature is not a seal of approval,” Dr. Fred Jacobs, a pulmonologist told ABC News. “The answer is not temperature. The answer is testing.”