The Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH) has reportedly launched a new smartphone app, called “Stay Home”, according to state news agency WAM.
The app is part of the Department’s constant commitment to limiting the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19, and is among the series of comprehensives measures and preventative actions taken to safeguard the health and safety of the community.
The app has been designed to protect both those in self-quarantine and the community. It will help ensure that people that have been requested to self-quarantine adhere to mandatory quarantine requirements.
It also ensures they do not come into contact with other people during their quarantine period, thereby, maximising the benefit of self-quarantine procedures.
.@DoHSocial has launched a new smartphone application “Stay Home” that ensures people requested to self-quarantine adhere to mandatory quarantine requirements, helping to limit the spread of COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/IrYWIf8mLX
— مكتب أبوظبي الإعلامي (@admediaoffice) April 3, 2020
The “Stay Home” app will enable the Department to stay informed of the whereabouts of people who are in mandatory home quarantine, determine their location and ensure that the conditions of the quarantine are not violated in the best interests of them, their families and society at large.
The “Stay Home” app can be downloaded through Google Play and the Apple Store. Every person asked to self-quarantine at home will get a username and password to be able to use the app. The app then sends alerts that inform users to stay within the range of movement allowed during the quarantine period.