The platform, called a “close contact detector”, uses big data on the activity of people to see if they have been in close contact with a confirmed coronavirus carrier. Photo: Xinhua

China launches coronavirus ‘close contact detector’ in effort to reassure public over health risks

  • Close contact detector can be accessed via popular mobile apps including Alipay, WeChat and QQ
  • It pays particular attention to public transport records, including trains and flights
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak

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The platform, called a “close contact detector”, uses big data on the activity of people to see if they have been in close contact with a confirmed coronavirus carrier. Photo: Xinhua
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