Saturday, May 30, 2020

COVIDLocator: Goa govt launches app to track quarantined suspects

There are more than 1000 patients currently in quarantine in Goa, both at their respective homes as well as in government facilities.

New Delhi: Amid repeated pleas by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant urging those in home-quarantine not to leave their homes, the state Health Department on Sunday launched COVIDLocator, a GPS-based app to keep track of quarantined persons.

“The app will help in tracking suspected and asymptomatic carriers of coronavirus when they leave their quarantine zone,” a statement issued by the state Health department said, adding that the app had been developed by the Goa government in association with Delhi-based Intugine technologies.

There are more than 1000 patients currently in quarantine in Goa, both at their respective homes as well as in government facilities.

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