In the UK, they created an application that monitors the owner and his surroundings. And which, in order to protect against COVID-19, all residents of the country will have to install. The authorities believe that the free application, created by the National Health Service (NHS), will eliminate the strict requirements of self-isolation. Cloud4Y tells what’s what.
Great Britain is securely locked in its homes, as is Russia (at least officially). And the government is rapidly trying to find ways to ease restrictions without jeopardizing the safety of citizens. And one of the solutions was an application for mobile devices that will track the movements of infected coronavirus and the circle of their contacts. It is believed that with its help it will be possible to provide quick and convenient monitoring of contacts throughout the country.
Since May 5, the English government has been testing the application on medical workers and government officials on the Isle of Wight in the English Channel, and the rest of the UK will have access to NHS software in June. But this is only if the test results are recognized as successful.
It is also planned to involve entire teams of people who will look for people with symptoms of coronavirus. They will make several thousand calls a day, notifying people who come in contact with infected coronavirus about the need to take the COVID-19 test. Information will be taken from the NHS COVID-19 application.
At this point, the world has developed two models for tracking social contacts: decentralized, based on programs (APIs) created by Google and Apple, and centralized. The British and French authorities refused to use a decentralized model, explaining their decision by concern about the safety of personal data of citizens.