While the number of positive cases started hiking up in both the Telugu states, the respective Chief Ministers have been deploying every possible thing to contain the spread of novel Coronavirus. In the wake of the state registering the sudden hike in the positive cases on Monday, Andhra Pradesh government has come up with a tech solution to check the transmission of Coronavirus.
Announcing that it would be tracking the travel history of positive coronavirus cases and the persons who are in home quarantine, AP state government has adopted Covid Alerting Tracking System(CATS). CATS is an app developed by the State Disaster Management Authority in a view to keep track of over twenty-thousand individuals advised to self-quarantine.
The tracking system allows the government to keep a tab on the real-time location of such cases with the help of telecom service providers. The state government has taken the base location as the actual location of a person’s residence followed by which the concerned officials will receive an alert if any of the quarantined people travel beyond a 100-metre radius from the location. With this, Andhra Pradesh stood as the first state to implement such innovation in the crisis.
Besides this, the government of Andhra Pradesh is also taking additional help from telecom service providers to track the travel history of all the people tested positive. So far, authorities have mapped all locations all the positive cases in the state have visited till now.