Sat, 31 Oct 2020

Caloocan to use Q-bands to ramp contact tracing efforts

Philippine Information Agency
28 Sep 2020, 20:38 GMT+10

CALOOCAN CITY, Sept. 28 (PIA) -- The Caloocan City Government will soon tap the scheduled use of quarantine bands (Q-bands) as a novel way to process contact tracing.

City Administrator Oliver Hernandez announced this in a press conference and said quarantined patients in the city may soon wear the innovative Q-band wristband to have their health status and locations monitored.

Hernandez said the gameplan is to have patients who are waiting for their swab test results to wear a quarantine wristband printed with a QR Code.

"The Q-band system will be a passive way to keep track of the patients," the official said.

The wristband is made of durable acrylic.

Patients must download the application, which includes a drop-down menu, to report their health status and locations.

The city council, however, will still have to pass an enabling ordinance that would include fines for violators before the project is implemented. (PIA NCR)

More Manila News

Access More

Sign up for Manila News

a daily newsletter full of things to discuss over drinks.and the great thing is that it's on the house!