Ghana Introduces Covid-19 Tracker App

Dr Mahamudu Bawumia

Ghana has unveiled a tracker app as part of its coronavirus response programme.

The Covid-19 Tracker App was launched on Monday, April 13 by Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.

Speaking during a live telecast launch of the app, the Ghanaian Veep says the app is to provide assistance which will step up Ghana’s efforts in combating coronavirus.

“The Covid-19 App tracker is an easy to use digital tool that is designed to help people self-report their systems and assess their health symptoms for Covid-19 risk, ” according to him.

Dr. Bawumia says the approach of the government in responding to Covid-19 has been backed by science, adding that the information the tracker will be providing will help in taking the right decisions.

“The launch is therefore yet another important step by the government to leapfrog using technology to find solutions to the havoc,” according to him.

The Vice President further noted that the tracker can locate individuals who attend the same function or were in a particular country within a certain period as part of measures towards the enhanced contact tracing exercise to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

“Accessible as a browser-based app, the COVID-19 Tracker will allow persons to self-report symptoms without needing to visit a healthcare facility and thereby aiding in social distancing,” he added.

Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, in her statement, says “the challenge we face as a country also provides us an opportunity to find solutions to the Covid-19 pandemic and ensure our continued survival.”

She said the user-friendly and free to download mobile software application is available for Android and iOS devices.

Minister Ursula Owusu-Ekuful

“The app is available for iOS, android and USSD *769# users which ensures universal accessibility.

“The COVID-19 Tracker will be available for download this week,” according to the Communications Minister.

 

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