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.

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