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The work of Immediate Response Teams offers a look at how South Korea has succeeded in largely quelling its spread without the lockdowns that have derailed lives worldwide.
The best policy now is for India’s health ministry to completely deregulate Covid-19 testing, if it wants to focus on contact tracing and isolating.
Addressing privacy concerns, Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan assured citizens that the devices would not be used for location tracking.
Coronavirus may appear weaker in some parts of the world as expanded testing & surveillance are catching people earlier in the course of their illness.
Australia's COVIDSafe app is facing flak for technical bugs, privacy concerns, shifting messages from government officials and an overall skeptical public.
To make travel safer after Covid crisis, companies will use digital tools for identification instead of physical fingerprints and hand scanners.
Dining together and taking public transport might risk spreading the disease, but going to a market briefly or a transient encounter while you walk, those are low risks.
The Aarogya Setu scored points for gathering useful data, but lost out on parametres of transparency and voluntary download.
Israel, Singapore, Italy and others have left the choice of using the contract tracing app for Covid upon users. But Modi govt is creating an Aadhaar-like moment.
Governments want to get people back to work & a key part of this is contact-tracing technology that helps authorities track the virus and warn citizens.
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