Posts tagged as STOP COVID

“Stop COVID” app successfully tracks infection contact

Thursday, July 23, 2020

This week, for the first time, a person infected with COVID-19 has been detected and contact persons alerted through the “Stop COVID” app, Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) told Latvian Television July 23. Each third case of COVID-19 has been imported into Latvia. Unfortunately, at the moment, these cases continue to spread to family and friends. Secondary diseases occur when infected people continue to meet with others, said Jurijs Perevoščikovs, epidemiologist from…

“Stop COVID” app hits 100,000 users in Latvia

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

The mobile app “Stop COVID” created to help limit the COVID-19 pandemic has been downloaded by 100,000 people so far, said Elina Lidere, head of communications for the “Stop COVID” app. The app was most frequently downloaded on days when new COVID-19 outbreaks were detected, said Lidere. “After a repeated outbreak of COVID-19, we see the role of the app and the interest of the population in it growing significantly. Data…

Latvian STOP COVID app first of its kind in the world

Friday, May 29, 2020

“Apturi Covid” (Stop COVID) application developed by the Latvian IT industry will be the first application of its kind in the world, said Andris Bērziņš, co-founder of the non-governmental organization  TechHub Riga, in an interview to Latvian Radio on May 29. He noted that there are other apps that use similar contact-detecting features but don’t work with Google and Apple specifications. “We decided to use these principles because it is a…