Ghana’s Ministry of Communications in partnership with iQuent Technologies Ascend Digital Solution has launched the GH COVID-19 Tracker App.
Although the app is not available on the Stores, the ministry has stated that it will be available in the Google Play Store and the App Store later this week.
According to the Vice President, the app will help to track telephone numbers that are apparently or recently have been in certain countries around the world. The Ghana immigration service will use this information to determining who to provide an extra layer of screening.
The COVID-19 Tracker app is also said to be useful in quarantine reliability to assess if certain individuals who are required to self-quarantine are actually doing that as a measure to flatten the curve of COVID-19 cases in Ghana.
The Tracker App this is yet another weapon yet deployed to fight the novel Coronavirus.
Ghana is one of the few countries in the world to deploy such an app and it will give the Government advance information and allow the responsible institutions to respond quickly to COVID-19 related issues.
Dr Bawumia said: “If you look at the current spread of the pandemic, it suggests that the virus has a mind of all. It will, therefore, require innovative ideas such as the application of technology to deal with this fundamental. If Ghana hopes to flatten the curve or to stop the surgeon numbers of people being infected.”
How to download the COVID-19 Tracker App in Ghana
- Visit the official COVID-19 Tracker App (25 MB) – ghcovid19.com
- Accept the Terms & Conditions to download and use GH COVID-19 Tracker App
- Click on the blue “download” text to download the app for your Android Phone
- You will see the file downloading status on your phone
- When you click on “INSTALL”, you may be prompted to allow installation from unknown sources on your device.
- Allow the installation and wait for the COVID-19 Tracker App to install
- Your app will then be successfully installed
COVID-19 Tracker USSD option for Feature Phones
All those who don’t have a smartphone can access the USSD platform by dialling *769#.
Remember, the best strategy in fighting the pandemic is to stay at home and observe all the World Health Organizations and the Ghana health service protocols such as covering the mouth when coughing and sneezing as well as regularly washing your hands with and soap under running water.
Stay home stay safe. Download the app.