Mobile Phones Of Home-Quarantined People To Be Tracked
The AP government has embarked on a new approach to combat the spread of COVID-19. YS Jagan Mohan government will use an advanced technology called Covid Alert Tracking System that will track the movements of foreign returnees who are in Home Quarantine.
Through this technology, AP is tracking at least 25,000 people, reported reputed media source. Jagan Mohan government has taken the base location as the actual location of a person's residence. If any of these persons travel beyond a 100-meter radius from the location, the district authorities get an alert and the required action is taken.
The tracking system will be connected to their mobile phone numbers who are in Home Quarantine. Based on this mobile number, they use cell tower and service providers to constantly track the movements of suspects in the home quarantine.
All the phone numbers and data of 25000 people are with the government. According to the tracking system, if any of the suspects exceeds 100 meters from his home, the information is immediately passed on to the district authorities. At the same time, this information is forwarded to the respective police station along with the mobile number, house address, street, and landmark. This can prevent suspects from leaving the house.
Telangana, Odisha, and Bihar are also contemplating adopting the Andhra Pradesh model to combat the deadly virus. India has registered as many as 1,353 total coronavirus cases till now, including 32 deaths.