Contact Tracing News
Despite Donald Trump's campaign video claiming kids 'virtually immune', US COVID-19 rates rising fast among children
The total number of children infected has doubled since the American Academy of Pediatrics and education groups recommended in early July that schools should reopen wherever possible.
One in 10 people infected with Coronavirus contracted the disease from their families, finds new South Korean study
By age group, the infection rate within the household was higher when the first confirmed cases were teenagers or people in their 60s and 70s.
Social distancing alone will not slow the spread of the Coronavirus, other preventive steps need to be taken as well
If social distancing "alone" is to be implemented longer than two weeks, a moderate shut down could be more effective for the society than a stricter complete shut-down.
Tamil Nadu Lockdown Diary: Resilient tracking and testing helped Perambalur contain spread of COVID-19
With just 13 active cases and one death so far, Perambalur district has the most impressive figure in Tamil Nadu, the second-worst affected state in India
The focus of contact tracing is to find close contacts or people who were within two metres of the infected person for at least 10 minutes or so.
The test-and-trace programme is key to reopening the country but has been dogged by problems.
Aarogya Setu not ‘open source’ in real sense, claim cybersecurity activists, say server code must be made public
Cybersecurity activists have termed the Indian government's claim of making the source code of Aarogya Setu app public as half-truth.
Sustained pressure on authorities about legality and privacy issues bears fruit.
The study - conducted by Centre for Marketing in Emerging Economies (CMEE) at IIM Lucknow - revealed that majority (79 percent) of people are worried and surrounded by a feeling of fear (40 percent) and sadness (22 percent).
Canada's total cases rose to 81,765 on Friday, and deaths were up less than 2 percent to 6,180.
PM Boris Johnson said a "world-beating" program for tracing those suspected to be infected by COVID-19, would be in place by 1 June.
William Haseltine said to manage the disease through careful tracing of infections and strict isolation measures whenever it starts spreading.
Apple and Google said several US states and 22 countries have sought access to their technology.
Dialog introduced software to improve the accuracy of wristbands and other Bluetooth-based devices being used for contact tracing.
Talking can generate coronavirus droplets that linger in the air for around 14 minutes, says new report
Coughs or sneezes may not be the only way people transmit infectious pathogens like the novel coronavirus to one another. Talking can also launch thousands of droplets so small they can remain suspended in the air for eight to 14 minutes, according to a new study
The early contact tracing apps still only have limited adoption and are hampered by their lack of the Apple-Google technology.
Apple and Google have said that they will not allow use of GPS data along with the contact tracing systems.
The guidelines lay down procedure on handling of data by various agencies involved in controlling spread of the pandemic.
Passengers, who do not have the app installed on their mobile phones, might be asked to do so after their arrival at the station.
Aarogya Setu: Lack of data privacy laws, transparent policies make app worrisome, say MIT researchers
The most worrisome part about Aarogya Setu is that we don't know who has access to the database and it is not an open-source app.