Employees who return to their jobs have to download an app that allows epidemiological monitoring of users
President Alberto Fernández announced this Friday that in much of the country some economic sectors will begin to open gradually, but also clarified that those who return to their jobs must comply with the requirements established in the “Caring” platform, a technological application that allows citizens to carry out a health “self-check” and has the value of an affidavit.
It is a tool that Now available to download for free on cell phones or tablets, both in the Android and iOS systems, in which the user must first enter their personal data so that each case can be properly followed up.
At the beginning, the app asks the interested party to scan their ID or to manually enter all the data of the same. Then, it is necessary to complete all the information about the address where you are currently, indicating province, address and postal code, among other issues.
To continue, you must enable on your electronic device the geolocation. As a last step to register, the platform asks for a phone number so that the authorities can communicate with the citizen if necessary.
Then through this system You can start with the sanitary “self-control” process: The first step is to measure your body temperature (to do so, the application gives a series of recommendations such as always placing the thermometer on the same part of the body and not completing this stage after having recently bathed or practiced physical activity).
Caring App: mandatory for those who return to work
Subsequently, the user has to answer four basic questions related to symptoms characteristic of coronavirus: if you have suddenly noticeable loss of smell or taste, if you have a cough or sore throat, and if you experience shortness of breath or shortness of breath.
Finally, the person has to specify if they are pregnant, if they have or have ever had cancer, if they have diabetes or if they have liver, chronic kidney, respiratory or cardiac diseases. After answering this questionnaire, the platform gives you the option to confirm all the data entered and warns that “This form has the character of sworn declaration“and that falsifying the information contained therein” can be considered a serious contravention “.
Once the process is finished, the app generates a certificate issued by the Ministry of Health attesting that the user “has no symptoms compatible with COVID-19“ and a credential that authorizes you to go to work the next 14 days, although it is recommended to repeat the “self-control” every 48 hours.
If the user performs an essential task, the test result is automatically linked to the Unique Certificate Enabling Circular (CUHC) in the same app through a QR code or can be shown next to the certificate to circulate issued by the employer.
Caring App: how to download it and how it works
In the event that a person is diagnosed with the virus by laboratory analysis, the application details the care measures. The patient is accompanied at this stage with the countdown of total isolation for 14 days and the option to request help if you do not have someone to assist you.
President Alberto Fernámndez announced that the Chief of Staff, Santiago Cafiero, will provide a press conference shortly in which it will give more details on the use of this tool and stressed that CuidAr also provides quality information to the provinces and the Ministry of Health of the Nation, to streamline joint management in the framework of the health emergency.
The app was developed jointly between the Ministry of Public Innovation -following the requirements and needs of the Ministry of Health-, the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Nation, the Sadosky Foundation, the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (Conicet) and the Chamber of the Argentine Software Industry (Cessi), which brought together the companies Hexacta, Globant, G&L Group, C&S, QServices, GestiónIT, Intive, Finnegans and Faraday.
The concentration of cases in the AMBA, key data in the arguments of the President
President Alberto Fernández affirmed this Friday that 86.2% of the cases of the coronavirus pandemic are concentrated in AMBA, and highlighted it in one of the seven plates with which he presented his exhibition and ratified the extension of the quarantine, which passes to phase 4 throughout the country, except in that region, that is, the City of Buenos Aires and the Great Buenos Aires.
Fernández noted that, in the analysis of the country as a whole, coronavirus infections double every 25.1 days, however, he warned that the AMBA region is still far from that goal because it concentrates 86.2% of total cases , and is where the number of infected doubles every 18.8 days.
Regarding the doubling time of the cases in the quarantine period, on March 20 it occurred every 3.3 days, in the first extension it was extended to 10.3 days, in the second it was extended to 17.4 and in the current one it was possible to reach 25.1 days.
Regarding the comparison of deceased people in relation to the infected, Argentina has 293 dead (with 5,611 infected); Ecuador with 1,569 (with 29,420 infected); Brazil reaches 6,410 deceased people (with 92,109 infected and Chile has 294 deaths (for 25,972 cases).
Another plaque highlighted the situation chart in relation to other American countries. In that table, Argentina ranks ninth in a table that describes the number of people killed per million inhabitants.In this ranking, our country is behind the United States, with 233 people for every million inhabitants; Ecuador, 94; Peru, 49; Brazil, 45; Mexico, 23; Chile, 15; Bolivia, 9; Colombia, 8; Argentina, 6 and Uruguay, 5.
Regarding the doubling time of contagion cases, the total general average amount of the country rose to 25.1 days.
It also recorded the following disaggregated: AMBA, every 18.8 days, the rest of the province of Buenos Aires. 114.8 days; Córdoba every 49.5 days; Chaco every 25.4 and Río Negro every 32 days.
In the last plaque, the President recalled the characteristics of each phase of isolation, which for the entire country passes to phase 4, with the exception of the Federal Capital and Greater Buenos Aires.
Phase 3, called Geographic Segmentation, includes national prohibitions, provincial exceptions, population mobility of up to 50%, considered the duplication of Covid-19 cases between 15 and 25 days, and determines segmentation by epidemiological criteria.
Phase 4, on the other hand, called Progressive Reopening, contemplates national prohibitions, provincial exceptions, population mobility up to 75% of it, the doubling time of cases must be extended to more than 25 days and the restrictions become local.
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