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Danang readies 280 smart wristbands to monitor direct contacts of Covid cases

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Authorities in the central city of Danang have prepared 280 smart wristbands to monitor and track those in direct contact with confirmed Covid cases that are undergoing home isolation, which will start from September 3.

The Danang Department of Information and Communications said that it will provide these smart wristbands to the city’s Department of Health, which will pass them on to local medical centers to monitor those in close contact with Covid patients.

After putting the wristbands into use on a trial basis, G-Innovation Company made some adjustments to improve the accuracy and convenience of the wearable device, according to the Department of Information and Communications.

The department suggested that local medical centers should check and ensure the wristbands are activated and fully charged before handing them over to the direct contacts of confirmed cases. The device must be disinfected after use and returned to the two departments to be checked and given to the next person undergoing home quarantine.

Users who have any queries about the device should contact the Department of Information and Communications for support, aimed at ensuring all of them use the device effectively.

The Information and Communications Department added that direct contacts of confirmed cases can use the Danang Smart City app to make periodic health declarations. The department has added features to the app to help monitor the direct contacts.

The new features allow the competent forces to monitor the health declarations of those undergoing home quarantine and regularly update their locations and to check their compliance with home quarantine requirements by sending a text or Zalo message requesting them to provide their photos and current locations via smartphones.

The Information and Communications Department requested the Health Department, the Danang Center for Disease Control and the local authorities to ask the direct contacts undergoing home isolation to wear the wristband and use the app concurrently.

Further, the department added that probable Covid cases in the city can declare their health status in three ways: the Danang 1022 Call Center on the Zalo platform, the Danang Smart City app, and the website at http://bit.ly/thongtindichte.

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