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Algorithms to decrease the spread of Covid-19

The algorithm leverage on mobile phone Google map to function effectively and efficiently.

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Algorithms to reduce the spread of this  Covid-19 from anyone that has been tested positive.

1. Get the full detail of address location where he or she lives.

2. The most recently visited areas in the last 14-21days. we can use the person's phone location map history to know where he or she has visited within a time and date range of 14 to 21days.

3. We create a list of locations from the tested patients and create a link that will be visible to the masses on different social media platforms.

4. Use a hashtag #Covid-19possiblelocation for the masses on different social media platforms to signify if they visited the xxx location in the last 14days.

5. Get the details of the people who visited the area in the link and advise them to self isolate themselves for 14 to 21days.

6. The process continues until the health workers able to recovery the patient and limit the spread of the virus.

The Mobile application will be built with this algorithm and it will be publicize to people to install and use it to be aware of where they have visited.

Upload or share a link to this resource/message/source of information to share it with others.

Once the application is Installed, individual locations is queried on the database to be notify if their location fall within the location of any of the tested patients for covid-19.

This does not anything to do with the social activities of everyone.

Did this resource motivate you to change your behaviors?

  • No

In what ways did you change your behaviors as a result of this resource?

The Application only help to monitor the spread of the virus and reduce the spread.

Did you share this information with your network?

  • Yes

In what ways did you share this information?

Claire AI Slack platform

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • News: Television
  • News: Digital

What information do you feel you are missing about COVID-19?

we do not have full details of the location of the tested Patients that are positive. This has hinder the lunch of the application

What populations or personas are not currently being addressed with today’s COVID-19 information?

The General public

What is your current profession?

Technical Business development consultant

In what city are you located?


In what country are you located?


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