By the time China amazed the world building a biggest medical utility in 10 days to treat the Coronavirus infected, the news that China is using mapping programs and travel trackers to tackle the spread of inspection is now going viral. In a bid to avoid the surroundings of the people infected with dreadful Coronavirus, Chinese citizens are reportedly relying on mobile apps and dashboards to track the spread of virus online. According to the reports, these apps are not only helping the citizen to gets updates on the outbreak but will also alert them to protect themselves from the areas and people they need to stay away from.
Into details, two data mapping company QuantUrban and a third-party Wechat mini-program developer have created platforms that take official information on the neighbourhood where confirmed cases live and map it geographically. The companies are reportedly taking the help of specially deployed volunteers who keep the map up to date as the government releases data daily. Information from the local hospital, world and local government organisations are also being taken into relevance to raise an alarm to citizens.
The dashboard, on the other hand, fetches data from the WHO and Centers for Disease Control and shows a map highlighting the locations of confirmed, suspected, and recovered Coronavirus patients as well as the places where deaths have been reported from the virus. Meanwhile, the death toll reached to 425 with around 20,438 confirmed cases across 23 countries including the United States, Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong and Britain.