Czechs test 'smart quarantine' to curb virus impact


Women keeping a social distance sunbathe at the Old Town Square as the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) continues in Prague, Czech Republic. The solution offered by the Covid19cz group of computer experts uses data from the mobile phones and bank cards of people diagnosed with coronavirus to trace their movement with their consent. — Reuters

PRAGUE: Czech authorities are testing a new IT system to quickly trace back the contacts of those infected with coronavirus to curb the spread, a spokeswoman said on March 31.

The solution offered by the Covid19cz group of computer experts uses data from the mobile phones and bank cards of people diagnosed with coronavirus to trace their movement with their consent.

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