Bengaluru entrepreneurs create app to help govt track quarantined Covid-19 patients: Report

Bengaluru entrepreneurs create app to help govt track quarantined Covid-19 patients: Report
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24 Mar, 2020

A group of Bengaluru-based entrepreneurs has developed an app, called Q-app, to help the government live-track those under home quarantine, according to a media report.

The app, which is expected to go live this week, will also provide colour-coded information to identify areas with a large number of positive cases, according to a report by financial daily Mint.

The core group working on the app includes Abhiraj Singh Bhal, co-founder of services startup Urban Company; Vivekananda Hallekere, CEO and co-founder of app-based two-wheeler rental startup Bounce; entrepreneur and angel investor Alok Mittal; and Kochi Startup Village chairman Sanjay Vijayakumar of Startup Village, the report said. 

Apart from developing the Q-app, the group is also looking at other solutions such as creating content and disseminating information in vernacular languages, the report added.

In India, Covid-19 pandemic has taken at least nine lives so far, and infected about 500 others. With a lockdown in place in around 30 states and union territories, India is hoping to break the chain of Coronavirus spread.

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