UAE fights Covid-19: New self-quarantine app launched to stop spread

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Abu Dhabi - The app will regularly send notifications from the department.



by

Ashwani Kumar

Published: Fri 3 Apr 2020, 11:09 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2020, 9:19 AM

The Department of Health - Abu Dhabi on Friday launched StayHome app for those in mandatory quarantine.

A person who has been identified for home quarantine will be asked by the department to download the app from Google Play or App Store. The app ensures that the person adheres to mandatory requirements, thus preventing the spread of Covid-19.

"Every person asked to self-quarantine at home will get a username and password to be able to use the app. The app then sends alerts that inform users to stay within the range of movement allowed during the quarantine."



The app will regularly send notifications from the department to check-in, which will help to detect the location of the person.

"The app will enable the department to stay informed about the whereabouts of people who are in mandatory home quarantine, determine their location and ensure that the conditions of the quarantine are not violated in the best interests of them, their families and society."


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