AP police launches Coronavirus app to track home quarantined persons

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  28 March 2020 10:39 AM GMT
AP police launches Coronavirus app to track home quarantined persons

Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh police has designed a special application (mobile application) to monitor the movement on the foreign returnees, who have been asked to follow the home quarantine for suspected exposure to Coronavirus.

Director General of Police (DGP) of Andhra Pradesh Gowtham Sawang said that the app was made operational on Friday. The Geographic Information System ( GIS) based app was launched in all the major cities in the state.

The police said that apart from GIS mapping, the mobile app is also equipped with Geo Fencing to alert the medical and police authorities if the person moves away from the home quarantine. The app will help the enforcement authorities track the movements of over 29,000 persons who are under home quarantine.

The Andhra Pradesh police have so far registered cases against four persons, including three persons in Krishna district, for violating home quarantine.

The officials of Medical and Family Welfare said that the app also help to monitor the health of the persons who were in home isolation.

After installing the app, the user ( foreign returnees) have to declare their current location and travel history. After that they have to push the button called Send Location in the app to update their whereabouts. If the user is found to have moved out of the house or the specific area, he or she is sent to institutional quarantine

So far more than 5,000 foreign returnees have been installed the mobile app and the police have collected the details of more than 5000 people returned from various countries.

The users have to upload their selfie and information about their symptoms so that the doctors can access them remotely.

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