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.