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Health Application as a Tool for Crisis Management

After the huge spread of COVID-19 from Wuhan, the Chinese government are finding ways to solve the problem. They are applying their sophisticated forces in creating a solution by coworking with Alibaba and Tencent. They have developed health application of rating system to track massive populations on daily bases.

The application is a smartphone app that has a color-coded QR, this code alerts to three colors: green, yellow, and red. The colors work as a health indicator to reflect the health situation for an individual. This indicator shows if a person should stay in quarantine or allowed in public spaces. There are checkpoints in most public places where the code and a person’s body temperature are checked. Therefore, major Chinese cities were using this system.

If the system proves its effectiveness, there will be efforts to transfer the know-how to other countries. It will be a tool for crisis management and risk measurement.