Management in few countries
Management measures for the new COVID-19 vary by country:
– In China, the Chinese government, in collaboration with Alipay, has deployed an application that allows citizens to check whether they have been in contact with people with Covid-19. It is used in more than 200 Chinese cities.
– In Singapore, the TraceTogether application is used. Additionally, a digital contact tracing protocol, BlueTrace, has been developed, along with an open source benchmark implementation, OpenTrace4,5.
– In Colombia – CoronApp is the mobile application for Android and iOS – and available for Huawei AppGallery – developed by the Colombian government. It is a free application that does not consume data; it helps to detect affected areas and people nearby with a positive Covid-19 diagnosis.
– North Macedonia launched “Stop Korona!” on April 13, 2020, becoming the first country in the Western Balkans to launch a Covid-19 tracking app. The Bluetooth-based app tracks the exposure of potentially infected people and helps health authorities provide a rapid response. The mobile numbers of users are the only data linked to the user, stored on servers managed by the Ministry of Health:
– Ghana launched ‘GH Covid-19 Tracker App’, an Android and IOS application equipped with location tracking technology to provide detailed information about people who attended the same event, place, country or others locations to provide health authorities with accurate information on who to monitor and to whom to provide assistance. The application was jointly developed by the Ministry of Communication and Technology and the Ministry of Health13. As of April 14, 2020, the application was awaiting approval from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store14.
– In Norway – the Smittestopp application developed by the Norwegian government uses Bluetooth and GPS. .