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New application to track Expats and Kuwaitis

New application to track Expats and Kuwaitis : Google
  • Coronavirus

Within the framework of second evacuation plan as a part of the procedures for dealing with returning citizens from abroad those traveling will required to enter in their data in application “Shlonik” of the Ministry of health along with the boarding card details.


Besides this there is an another application that is being developed to follow up on all members of society in Kuwait, both citizens and expats, electronically as “social distancing” .

The sources said that the application that is currently being developed which aims to reduce the chances of mixing, and that it will be inclusive for all,

so that it allows tracking the individual in all his movements outside the home and therefore it is possible to know the places he visited and facilitate the tracking of contacts with him when needed for that.

The sources stated that those returning to Kuwait will have to register in Shlonik app and it will enable the preventive teams to monitor them and follow their health condition, know the extent of their commitment to the home quarantine, and facilitate communication when any symptoms related to the virus appear and transfer them to the hospital, if the need arises.

The program will send messages and alerts to the quarantine if it is outside the area of the quarantine or if the phone is left at home in the event that it is not answered within 5 minutes the preventive health team will start taking its actions regarding the one who breaks the quarantine, as a violation of rule a penalty of three months in prison or a fine will be imposed.

It exceeds 5000 dinars, or one of these two penalties.

The feasibility of the application is not limited to those returning from abroad but includes everyone in Kuwait as by activating the Bluetooth feature all contacts of a person in the previous days can be known and tracked, as well as receiving alerts on phones that have approached the affected user’s phone during the past 14 days , which allows preventive health to reach them and take action.

Apple and Google announced a partnership to take advantage of smart phone technology in the ongoing battle against the outbreak of the Corona virus.

The two companies have developed a new application to track the spread of the virus around the world, which works using Bluetooth signals, and alerts people if they contact others who have been diagnosed with the Corona virus through a message on their phones, and the process of sending warnings individually on the users ’phones by telling someone that they must enter the quarantine .

The users’ digital identity is stored on computer servers and cannot be used to reveal the true identity of a particular individual as the two companies have confirmed the encryption specifications they intend to use to protect privacy.

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Category: #Coronavirus, #Government, #Technology | 2020/04/20 latest update at 6:00 AM
Source : Zawya | Photocredit : Google
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