The e-payment firm says the data could help HKU identify the contact patterns and density of city residents in different areas, and could play a significant role in combating the pandemic. Photo: K.Y. ChengThe e-payment firm says the data could help HKU identify the contact patterns and density of city residents in different areas, and could play a significant role in combating the pandemic. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
The e-payment firm says the data could help HKU identify the contact patterns and density of city residents in different areas, and could play a significant role in combating the pandemic. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Coronavirus: Octopus to provide data to University of Hong Kong researchers on city residents’ movements to check spread of Covid-19

  • Professor Gabriel Leung, dean of HKU’s faculty of medicine, earlier said transport data would make it easier to track the transmission of the virus
  • Octopus says the data will be only of aggregate value and will not reveal the identity of any individuals or the usage of any particular card
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The e-payment firm says the data could help HKU identify the contact patterns and density of city residents in different areas, and could play a significant role in combating the pandemic. Photo: K.Y. ChengThe e-payment firm says the data could help HKU identify the contact patterns and density of city residents in different areas, and could play a significant role in combating the pandemic. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
The e-payment firm says the data could help HKU identify the contact patterns and density of city residents in different areas, and could play a significant role in combating the pandemic. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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