QR Codes that serve as place locators and monitoring during this pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the world where almost everything stopped for a second. Government from all over the globe has been trying to make some effort to resolve the health crisis. And President Xi from China has introduced to use of QR codes in tracking traveller’s health status.
“We need to further harmonize policies and standards and establish ‘fast tracks’ to facilitate the orderly flow of people,” Mr Xi explained.
The Underlying COVID-19: Precautions for the QR Codes
The QR Codes may be useful in tracking travellers who may have in contact with the virus. However, Human Rights advocates caution people that this tool might be used for “broader political monitoring and exclusion”.
President Xi answered the accusation during the G20 summit, which is an online meeting of heads of state from the world’s 20 largest economies. Saudi Arabia hosted the event. He acknowledged that these codes could recognize “health certificates based on nucleic acid test results”.
China’s President didn’t elaborate on the specific details about how the travel scheme or this QR code app might work, or how closely it would be designed.
“We hope more countries will join this mechanism,” Mr Xi added.
The QR codes are bar codes that can be installed and used by mobile phones. According to the reports, these codes are based on the combination of information and big data submitted by users. This technology is said to be created by Ant Financial, the same company that brought Alipay Services.
This technology was also pushed due to China’s reopening of the travel lanes remains a challenge for most countries, which will lead to rising COVID-19 cases.
The COVID App Guide: What is it?
The National Health Service (NHS) released its latest app late Thursday, Sept. 24 in England and Wales. Developers made NHS COVID-19 app to help people track the spread of the novel coronavirus that triggers the current global pandemic.
The app operates by monitoring users who had close contact with the patients exposed to the virus. The software enables restaurants, bars, or other venues to check-in by scanning a QR code on their computer. They would get a warning notification telling them whether any of the surrounding persons are sick. If there are good instances, the app will advise them to self-isolate.
After the launch, users installed the NHS COVID-19 software a million times in just 24 hours. Because it’s new, some people really don’t know how to use the application. Some consumers, though, are also uncertain regarding the current contract tracing app.