Covid-19: ‘Selfie app’ to keep track of quarantined Poles


The Polish Ministry of Digital Affairs developed an app for people staying in their homes under mandatory quarantine to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The app uses geolocation and facial recognition allowing quarantined users to check-in with authorities to confirm they are indeed staying at home as required. — AFP

WARSAW: Poland on March 20 launched a smartphone app allowing people under a mandatory 14-day quarantine for coronavirus to send selfies to let authorities know they are indeed staying home.

"People in quarantine have a choice: either receive unexpected visits from the police, or download this app," Karol Manys, digital ministry spokesman, told AFP.

Limited time offer:
Just RM5 per month.

Monthly Plan

RM13.90/month
RM5/month

Billed as RM5/month for the 1st 6 months then RM13.90 thereafters.

Annual Plan

RM12.33/month

Billed as RM148.00/year

1 month

Free Trial

For new subscribers only


Cancel anytime. No ads. Auto-renewal. Unlimited access to the web and app. Personalised features. Members rewards.
Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

Poland

   

Next In Tech News

Microsoft Word just fixed its biggest copy-paste headache of all time
Online fraud is now growing faster than online retail, analysis shows
Microsoft expands Copilot AI assistant with project manager skills
Zimbabwe approves licensing of Musk's Starlink internet service
Tesla shareholders advised to reject Musk's $56 billion pay
Preview: Photorealistic ‘Empire of Ants’ turns a classic sci-fi novel into a real-time strategy game
Elon Musk plans xAI supercomputer, The Information reports
Teens are now gaming more than they’re watching TV
Robots could exacerbate labour shortages in the hotel and restaurant industry, research shows
New device helps paraplegics regain partial use of hands

Others Also Read