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App MorChana playing critical role in Covid-19 contact tracing

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Since the beginning of this year the contact-tracing application, MorChana (Doctors Win), has alerted 46,272 people who were at risk of Covid-19 infection, the Digital Economy and Society Ministry said on Sunday.

The ministry's permanent secretary, Atcharin Pattanapanchai, said the application is playing an important role in tracking and investigating Covid-19.

She added that with GPS and Bluetooth, the application could inform people to beware of entering areas at risk of Covid-19 infection and enable them to see disease investigation officers as soon as possible.

"Therefore, we would like to ask people to download the MorChana app to prevent risk of Covid-19 infection," she said.

"We are ready to expand space on cloud storage to support more users, while the Department of Disease Control alone can view user information, so people do not have to worry about safety of personal information."

She added that the MorChana app was dowloaded 9.84 million times with over 7 million users nationwide.

"The five provinces with the highest MorChana app users are Bangkok, Chonburi, Samut Prakan, Nonthaburi and Pathum Thani," she added.

Published : April 25, 2021

By : The Nation