The state government of Karnataka has launched a mobile application ‘Corona Watch’. The mobile application aims to track the movement history of persons tested positive, before their detection in order to take precautions and to contain the coronavirus outbreak. The app will also provide the date and time of visit to spots by the patients. ‘Corona Watch’ app also comprises a list of government designated first response hospitals for COVID-19 where citizen with symptoms can visit.
In addition to ‘Corona Watch’ app, the Karnataka government has also constituted a ten member Task Force on COVID-19. The task force is utilizing IT applications & GPS to track individuals who are suspected of novel Corona Virus infection. The quarantined persons have been ordered to declare their location every day during the 14 day quarantine period.
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- Chief Minister of Karnataka: B. S. Yediyurappa; Governor: Vajubhai Vala.