“How much does the GH COVID-19 Tracker cost”- A Plus questions government

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A Political Critic and a Social Commentator, Kwame A Plus on his Facebook wall has questionned government the rcost of GH COVID 19 Track.

The questionnaire comes after government officially launched a computer/mobile program or software application called ” GH COVID 19 Tracker” to help in the fight against the deadly Coronavirus.

The app is free to download mobile software app, powered by the Ministry of Communication, and would be accessible on Android and iOS devices later this week.

The app is originally intended for productivity assistance which will augment the state’s efforts in identifying and tracing anyone who has come into contacts with persons carrying the COVID -19 virus.

The app was officially launched by Vice President Dr Bawuimia who said this has come at the right time to help the nation.

The app is user friendly and available via portal, applications (iOS, Android) and other messaging platforms such that those without smart devices can make use of it as well. It can be accessed through the USSD code *769# on all networks. The Q&As on the app are in six (6) languages which makes it accessible to everyone without language barrier.

The features of the application aides in checking for Covid-19 symptoms and pertinent risk factors, it answers Covid-19 questions, subject geographical location, dashboard and reporting and most importantly digital assistance. The system’s data is encrypted such that no personal information (Name, ID or address) is recorded on the platform. Rather, the app would record people’s GPs location as they move

GH COVID 19 Tracker

In a likelihood that one person tests positive, alerts would be sent to everyone who has been in contact with the said person to self-isolate without being told who the affected person is. The contact persons would then be taken through measures to ascertain their status as well and given the needed attention and care. Early detection would save lives.

Meanwhile, A Plus after applauding government for developing such app, questions government of how it cost them to develop such an app.

Read a screenshot of A Plus Facebook post;


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