Taiwan developing social distancing app

Focus Taiwan
Date: 04/11/2020
By: Wang Cheng-chung and Frances Huang

Taipei, April 11 (CNA) Taiwan is working to develop an app that would help people maintain social distancing, as part of its efforts to contain the COVID-19 coronavirus, Chien Hung-wei (簡宏偉), director of the cyber security department under the Executive Yuan, said Saturday.

When the app is released in a week or two, it will issue an alert on people's mobile phones if they get too close to each other, Chien said.

It will also provide information about crowded venues so that people could avoid entering, and it will give the users data on how often they came too close to others during each day, he said.

Under the social distancing guidelines issued by Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), people are advised to stay at least one meter apart outdoors and 1.5 meters apart indoors.    [FULL  STORY]

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