0
Wireless

3 Kenyans launch KoviTrace app aimed at containing Covid-19

Friday 19 June 2020 | 10:06 CET | News
Three Kenyans have developed a mobile application called KoviTrace, to help authorities trace the movement of patients who have tested positive for Covid-19, as well as those who have come into contact with these patients, the Daily Nation reported. The app can be installed on Android and IOS phones or accessed through USSD for users without smartphones. It was developed by biochemist Donatus Njoroge, IT expert Gideon Kamau and medical doctor Jesse Gitaki. 

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Countries: Kenya
::: add a comment
This article is part of dossier

Coronavirus


Add comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

EC starts interoperability tests for virus contact tracing apps

Published 05 Oct 2020 11:57 CET | Europe
The European Commission has started testing interoperability for contact tracing apps, Public Safety Communications Europe said. ...

Scotland develops contact tracing app based on app used in Ireland

Published 03 Aug 2020 09:58 CET | United Kingdom
The Scottish Government has announced it is developing a contact tracing app to support the Test & Protect system operated by NHS ...

Swiss Federal Council authorises public use of SwissCovid app nationwide

Published 25 Jun 2020 09:53 CET | Switzerland
The Swiss Federal Council has passed the Proximity Tracing System Regulation that allows the use of the SwissCovid app nationwide ...

Danish govt launches Smittestop app to trace Covid-19 infections

Published 19 Jun 2020 14:04 CET | Denmark
The Danish Digitisation Authority said Denmark's Covid-19 infection tracing mobile application is now available to download on a ...

Safaricom provides protective equipment for Uasin Gishu County coronavirus response

Published 20 May 2020 14:09 CET | Kenya
The Safaricom foundation, in partnership with local NGO SPEAK and Uasin Gishu County, has donated Personal Protective Equipment ...

Telkom Kenya to support Afya Rekod platform to monitor Covid-19

Published 07 May 2020 14:13 CET | Kenya
Telkom Kenya says it will power Afya Rekod's health management platform, which will facilitate Covid-19 monitoring and analysis. ...