The autonomous community has become the first to make the mobile application operational
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Aperson makes use from his mobile phone of the mobile application developed by the Government for tracking ‘Radar COVID’, available to detect contacts of COVID-19 positives, which according to indicates “practically doubles” the capacity to detect contacts of positives of COVID-19 detected by trackers. In Madrid, (Spain), on August 12, 2020. Europa Press
The Canary Islands have become the first autonomous community this Friday to launch the Radar COVID mobile application to track possible coronavirus infections among the population.
In a statement, the departments of Health and Public Administrations, Justice and Security of the regional government have reported the app is operational from this Friday throughout the archipelago. The application is operational after passing the pilot test carried out in La Gomera between June 29 and July 31 and concluding the dissemination phase of the app carried out in recent days.
COVID Radar serves to know how the coronavirus moves in a territory and to guarantee the safety of citizens and tourists, as it will offer instant information if the user of the app has been in contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus and so has communicated on COVID Radar.
Specifically, it is about helping to prevent the spread of COVID19, registering on the device anonymously and with an encrypted code the mobile phones of possible contacts that a person who is infected may have had in the last 14 days.
By maintaining that record, once the positive is detected, it allows contacts who also have the application installed to be informed that they have been in contact with a person infected with COVID-19. If a user tests positive, they decide if they want to communicate it, so citizens have the power to prevent the spread of the virus.
Therefore, the more people download and activate it, the more useful it will be to health authorities, since Radar COVID will reduce the impact of new infections, stop possible outbreaks and effectively cut a possible chain of infections.