Morocco starts using coronavirus contact tracing app
Morocco launched an app that helps users detect covid-19 exposure and informs them when they get in contact with a positive case.
The optional app was launched by the health and interior ministries in cooperation with other telecom agencies in the country to help monitor and avert the spread of the disease.
The app, dubbed Wiqaytna, is part of measures to raise awareness about the need to continue to adopt precautionary measures as Morocco prepares to ease a confinement it has started on March 20.
The national commission for the protection of personal data CNDP has approved the app, which requires bluetooth.
By Monday morning, Morocco has 7819 cases including 205 deaths and 5754 recoveries with 216,185 total tests carried out so far.