COVID-19: Contact Tracing Assistant System now implemented in Abu Dhabi

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  • Date: 02-Jul-2021
  • Source: Gulf News
  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Country: UAE
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COVID-19: Contact Tracing Assistant System now implemented in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi: To expand the scope of COVID-19 investigations, the Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC), in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Department of Health (DOH), announced on Friday the launch of the first investigation and contact tracing system in the region "” the Contact Tracing Assistant System. The system, available only in Arabic and English, is designed to conduct a virtual chat with positive COVID-19 cases. It will expand the scope of COVID-19 investigations to be more comprehensive, in order to help predict and prevent community transmission, and to communicate efficiently with positive cases in the shortest possible time. Once a positive case receives their COVID-19 result, the system automatically sends them an SMS with a link for the virtual chat. After verification of hisher Emirates ID is completed, the person will proceed with dialogue by answering specific questions to complete the process. The system allows the investigation and contact tracing team to gather necessary information, such as who is returning from abroad, or a workplace, or who has recently come in contact with a positive case, to expand the investigation process. It will also ask for a list of possible contacts 48 hours before the positive result. According to

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