Local firms develop application to support COVID-19 contact tracing

Three local firms have teamed to develop “Linda Application” an application to help in the contact tracing of COVID-19 patients. Kenyans will now be able to know if they are within the vicinity of a person who has tested positive through Bluetooth enabled technology.

The Linda app will rely on government data on coronavirus to detect the contacts. So that Kenyans can always be alerted to keep distance in case they come into contact with someone. Also, health experts on the app will be able to trace people who have come into contact with a suspected case of Coronavirus.

“Once you download the Linda app on your mobile phone, you will be required to turn your Bluetooth on. This allows you to receive a buzz cautioning you to maintain social distance” said Bob Ndubi, Silverhouse Capital Limited’s Managing Partner.

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