Andhra govt relies on tech to watch location, travel history of coronavirus cases, suspects

Andhra govt relies on tech to watch location, travel history of coronavirus cases, suspects

The Andhra Pradesh government is counting on technology to watch the important time location of individuals who are quarantined reception and also to trace the travel history of positive cases.

The government is using tech tools developed by the State Disaster Management Authority to trace people and stop further spread of coronavirus within the state.

The first tool which is named the Covid alerting tracking system is getting used by the authorities to trace over 25,000 people that are placed under home quarantine by tracking the situation of their phones on a real-time basis with the assistance of telecom service providers and mobile tower signals.

The authorities have already got a database of mobile numbers of of these 25,000 people. The tool is provided to alert district authorities if the person travels beyond a 100 metre radius from the bottom location and are violating the norms of home quarantine.

If the violator refuses to follow instructions and return to their locations, the matter is escalated and state authorities then jump into action.

The other tool is getting used by the authorities to trace the travel history of all positive cases.

With the assistance of the patient's telephone number and repair providers, all the places that the person has travelled to are being tracked. Authorities are going to be ready to track the 15 locations they visited before being tested positive.

Upon getting all the locations they narrow down on those where the patient has spent a minimum of quarter-hour . This helps the authorities track local transmission, setup red zones within a 2-3 km radius and sanitise these areas.

The authorities have already mapped all the locations that 20 of the positive cases have visited by now.

Sources tell us that other states like Telangana, Bihar and Odisha also are mulling over following Andhra Pradesh and using an equivalent tools to curb the spread of coronavirus in their respective stats.