Ghana Launches Covid-19 Tracing App

The GH COVID-19 Tracker App has been launched to help boost government’s fight against the novel coronavirus in Ghana.

Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia launched the App today, April 13, 2020.

The App is a user friendly and free to download mobile software application powered by the Ministry of Communication to among other things, help the Government in identifying and tracing persons who have come into contact with persons infected with COVID-19.

Government says it will make the App available on Android and iOS platforms for downloads later this week.

While launching the App, Dr. Bawumia said, “It will help us easily track people with the virus, [and] those who have had contact with others. It is also useful in quarantine reliability, in case certain individuals need self-quarantine.”

He also said Ghana is one of the few countries to deploy such a tracker to chase the virus. Dr. Bawumia also urged Ghanaians to utilize the App.

ABOUT COVID-19 Tracker App

The App will help track telephone numbers of people who have recently been to certain countries around the world. The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) will use the information to determine who to provide an extra layer of screening.

The App will also help in checking for COVID-19 symptoms and pertinent risk factors.

It will also answer COVID-19 questions as well as provide digital assistance.

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source: CNR