China introduces app to prevent coronavirus from spreading

China has introduced a mobile app, “close contact detector,” allowing people to check whether they were in close proximity to a Coronavirus carrier. The application works by letting users check their status by scanning a QR code using applications like Alipay, WeChat, or QQ. The person is then directed to a page that requires them to enter their name and government ID number. Once all the information is added, the user’s status is displayed.

The news was released by a Chinese news agency, Xinhua’s report. The report does not detail how the Chinese government developed the application and how does it determine the risk of exposure.

Source: Pro Pakistani