onsdag 27. mai 2020

Chinese city plans to turn coronavirus app into permanent health tracker

A Chinese city is planning to make a health-tracking app introduced as part of the coronavirus response a permanent fixture for its population of 10 million. Versions of the app have been used across mainland China. It displays a QR code with an individual’s virus status, which can be used to determine the extent to which the individual is allowed to move about.

Authorities in the city of Hangzhou, a tech hub home to e-commerce giant Alibaba where the app was first launched, have announced they will seek to launch a broader version to monitor people’s health. Sun Yongrong, the director of the Hangzhou health commission, told a meeting on Friday a number of advancements in healthcare administration had already been achieved through the health code app, and proposed integrating the data with more health indicators to develop individual index rankings.