San Carlos launches new app on contact tracing

SAN CARLOS CITY. The Information Technology and Computer Services Office (ITCSO) of San Carlos City launches its application of Quick Response (QR) code technology for easier and faster contact tracing Wednesday, October 28, 2020. (Contributed photo)

THE City Government of San Carlos, through the Information Technology and Computer Services Office (ITCSO), launched its application of quick response (QR) code technology for easier and faster contact tracing Wednesday, October 28.

Joseph Binghay, ITCSO Information Technology officer II, said the application called Vamos (Viral Assessment and Monitoring System) was developed amid the rising Covid-19 positive cases in San Carlos City to help make contact tracing easier and faster.

He added that the formulation of the ordinance is now underway so that using the said app will be implemented in the whole city.

The staff of the ITCSO led by Felix Michael Oberes, information system analyst, went office to office to orient local government employees of the mobile application design, registration and monitoring of the whereabouts of individuals subjected in the contact tracing for Covid-19 cases, including how to download and use the app on their phones.

Executive Order No. 235 was already released Wednesday directing government offices and barangays to use and implement the Vamos application, which can help the government trace employees and individuals who have contacted those identified positive for the coronavirus.

As of Thursday, the city has 137 active cases for Covid-19 with 87 recoveries and 9 deaths out of the 233 positive cases. (PR)


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