UAE app enforces quarantine


Abu Dhabi’s Department of Health has released a new mobile app, "Stay Home", to ensure those asked to self-quarantine are abiding by the isolation rules. Everyone subject to quarantine is expected to download the app and create a user name and password; the user must also grant access to camera, media, location, audio, and calls. The app then sends alerts asking them to stay within their designated area and periodically sends notifications asking users to check by taking and sending a photo. Those who break quarantine may face jail terms and fines of between AED10,000 (£2,190) and AED50,000 (£10,945).

Writer: Tawfiq Nasrallah
Publication: Gulf News

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