- Governments worldwide are taking innovative approaches to slow the spread of the coronavirus — including modifying robots to aid in hospitals.
- Some of those methods, however, are also jarring.
- Some countries, like Taiwan, Poland, and Singapore, are tracking citizens through geo-location services on mobile phones.
- Other countries, like Tunisia, are imposing harsher lockdowns — including a 6 pm to 6 am public curfew enforced by military.
- Here’s a roundup of some of the ways countries are fighting the virus.
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Robots Taiwan is rolling out an “electronic fence” strategy that utilizes location-tracking services in mobile phones to ensure people who are quarantined stay in their homes.
Robots Poland is asking citizens to download a government app called “Home Quarantine,” and respond to the app’s random requests for geo-located selfies when prompted. The police will be alerted if a user fails to comply within 20 minutes.
Source: Business Insider
Robots Singapore also requires all travelers get their temperature taken, along with people entering high trafficked locations like schools and restaurants.
Robots Other countries like Tunisia are instituting harsher public curfews. From 6 pm to 6 am each day, police officers and military personnel patrol the streets to ensure no one leaves their homes.
Source: New York Times
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