Thiruvananthapuram Launches Location-Enabled Application to Track the Quarantined

People breaking quarantine would now have a hard time escaping the government as agencies in Thiruvananthapuram have created and launched a geofencing app that helps government and healthcare agencies to monitor the movement of affected people 24x7.

Thiruvananthapuram Launches Location-Enabled Application to Track the Quarantined
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Thiruvananthapuram Launches Location-Enabled Application to Track the Quarantined

As the number of COVID-19 cases in India rise, Governments at all levels are taking action to reduce the spread, break the chain, and help control the pandemic. India has seen many cases where people who have tested positive and have been quarantined have broken protocol and rules. These people have ventured out despite being a threat to society.

These people would now have a hard time escaping the government as agencies in Thiruvananthapuram have created and launched a geofencing app that helps government and healthcare agencies to monitor the movement of affected people 24x7. These people who have tested positive for the coronavirus and have been quarantined would be under round-the-clock surveillance. 

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The Municipal Corporation of Thiruvananthapuram has implemented a GPS-enabled application that is installed in the smartphones of the people quarantined and the volunteers helping. The app alerts the Corporation’s head office if the quarantined person is found beyond the boundaries of their homes or if they switch off their phones.

The application is supported by a dashboard that has information about the people that have been put in quarantine. A heat map is also prepared for the State to manage areas with people in quarantine. It also helps the general public be more aware of areas where people have been affected.

The publicly accessible forum and website, www.covid19tvm.com, has been launched to help spread information about the virus in the State. 

According to reports, the State of Thiruvananthapuram has a 101-year-old, two pregnant women, and two transgenders among those in quarantine as they have tested positive for the virus.  

The State has effectively utilized geofencing with the help of a GPS-enabled application to control the spread of coronavirus.