Bahrain's coronavirus app launches

The app tracks active cases and alerts people if they come into contact with one

Bahrain’s coronavirus app launches

Bahrain has officially launched its coronavirus tracking application that is designed to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the Kingdom.

The BeAware app, which you can download on bahrain.bh/apps, will alert you if you approach an active case, or a location that someone with coronavirus has visited. You’ll also be able to track the movements of quarantine cases for 14 days.

Anyone who is quarantined at home must register with the app, and will be given a tamper-proof GPS tracking bracelet that health workers can monitor.

If a quarantine case exits their pre-set area by 15 m, health workers will be notified.

iGA Chief Executive Mohammed Ali Al Qaed said, “Launching ‘BeAware Bahrain’ is in line with HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister’s directives to unify national efforts against COVID-19.”

He added, “In addition to the application, the iGA is also collaborating with the National Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus to incorporate best global practices to mitigate the spread of the virus and minimise its impact.

“The iGA and the taskforce are benchmarking successful mitigation efforts, particularly the efforts of Singapore, China and Hong Kong, to tailor a response plan that meets the needs of Bahrain.”

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