Russia: Proposed emegency measures include contact tracing from surveillance data


A document awaiting approval from the federal authorities outlines the measures Russia may need to adopt in the event of a widespread COVID-19 outbreak. In "emergency mode". The proposal's Plan A allows for cancelling all international sports, cultural, scientific, and social events in Moscow; surveillance of those who test positive along with tracing their contacts from video surveillance camera records and geolocation data as well as disinfection of their home and everywhere they and their family members have visited; and create a database of contact people. Plan B adds closing Moscow schools, libraries, museums, cinemas, shopping centres, markets, and sports grounds, and banning public events in the city.