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COVID-19: Adamawa gets coronavirus detecting app

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COVID-19: Adamawa gets coronavirus detecting app

An inventor has developed a mobile application to prevent or curtail spread of coronavirus in Adamawa State.

There is still no confirmed case of coronavirus in Adamawa, but the state government has long imposed restrictions in movement by way of a lockdown as its response to the pandemic.

It was gathered Monday that the mobile app developed by the private inventor has been made available to be used by the COVID-19 Containment Committee constituted by the state government to monitor and contain the pandemic across the state.

Mr. Julius Jesse, the developer of the app, explained that the new technology will help in contact tracing, thereby checking the spread of the virus if it eventually gets into the state.

“The app will be deployed to entry points into the state like the airport, motor parks and other places to curtail the spread of the pandemic,” Jesse explained.

He added that the project under which the app is to be deployed had earlier prepared a COVID-19 awareness campaign in five languages mostly spoken across the state.

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“Besides English, information about COVID-19 could be accessed in Hausa, Bachama, Higgi, Chamba and Kilba languages,” he disclosed.

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