Chinese Government Officially Launches coronavirus ‘Close Contact Detector’ app

China launches coronavirus 'close contact detector' app.The Chinese “close contact detector,” will tell users if they have been near a person who has been confirmed or suspected of having the virus.

China launches coronavirus 'close contact detector' app
Coronavirus outbreak: China launches coronavirus 'close contact detector' app
Due to the major outbreak of "Caronavirus", the China Government has officially launched an app that allows people to check whether they have been at risk of catching the coronavirus.

Close Contact Detector App

Developed by the China Electronics Technology Group Corporation, in cooperation with the government,  The Chinese “close contact detector,” will tell users if they have been near a person who has been confirmed or suspected of having the virus.
Close Contact Detector App

The "Close Contact Detector App" notifies users if they have had exchanges with any individuals who have been confirmed or suspected of carrying the virus. 
All users need to do is scan a QR code with an app like Alipay or WeChat. 
People at risk are then advised to stay at home or inform local health authorities.
Once the user phone number is linked, users are asked to fill in their credentials like name and ID number. 
The app also can be used to check the status of up to three ID numbers.
Anyhow, 2019 Novel Coronavirus has until now claimed the lives of 1,018 people globally, with 1,016 in China. First death outside China occurred in the Philippines. It is widely known that the Chinese Government tries to Conducts High Levels of Surveillance on its citizens by protecting themselves from coronavirus but experts in the field suggest, in this case at least, it will not be seen as controversial within the country.
As reported by The BBC,
Hong Kong-based technology lawyer at the law firm DLA Piper Carolyn Bigg told the BBC: 
"In China, and across Asia, data is not seen as something to be locked down, it's something that can be used. Provided it's done in a transparent way, with consent where needed."
"From a Chinese perspective, this is a really useful service for people... It's a really powerful tool that really shows the power of data being used for good," she added.
Meanwhile, in New York, people can tap a robot for medical advice about coronavirus. While the robot doesn’t detect the virus, it’ll quiz people on a list of symptoms to determine how likely they are to be infected by the virus.

How 'Close Contact Detector' app Works?

This is how the New 'Close Contact Detector app will covers:
  • App Will Covers, People who work closely together, share a Classroom or live in the same home.
  • Also Covers, The Medical staff, family members or other people who have been in close contact with patients and their caregivers.
  • Moreover, Passengers and crew who have been on planes, trains and other forms of transport with an infected person will also cover this "New 'Close Contact Detector app.

Calling fears of infection, over a dozen companies, have already pulled out of MWC, the world’s largest phone event scheduled to take place in Barcelona later this month. 

The list so far includes giants like Amazon, LG, Sony, and Rakuten, among others.
moreover, Apple is also Closing all Offices and Stores in China due to the continuous outbreak of coronavirus.

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