UK government could ask for geotagged selfies during COVID isolation

Covid-19 selfie
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As the coronavirus pandemic continues to cause disruption across the globe, ministers in the UK are exploring new ways to enforce self isolation on travelers to the UK. These new measure are to try and prevent the spread of coronavirus and any new variants. 

As the UK continues to roll out the vaccine to the public, new variants of coronavirus could undermine these efforts. Officials have therefore been told to prepare for the potential use of quarantine hotels and GPS and facial recognition technology. 

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Usman Dawood

Usman is a commercial and architectural photographer based in West Yorkshire, who has been working professionally for over seven years. He has also spent over four years as a writer for the biggest photography sites in the world, including Staff Writer for Digital Camera World, senior staff writer for FStoppers, and tech writer for Petapixel. 

With a particular interest in technology developments, high-resolution imaging and the high-end cameras, Usman has been on the cutting edge of camera news as well as writing features about medium format systems and global shutters, and has reviewed some of the latest Leica cameras as well as a tripod that’s even taller than Andre the Giant!