30 March 2020 – Police and Innovation Authority develop app to enforce home isolation and quarantine

Type of Intervention: New Tool / Service / Body
Sectors Involved: Police and Interior Affairs
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; New initiatives
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: National Authority for Innovation

Overview: The mobile application P.A.C.O. (Updated Protection of Cases in Observation), is a technological tool designed the National Authority for Government Innovation (AIG), which has been enabled for the National Police, which will allow them to validate that citizens who are under observation for Coronavirus (COVID-19) for 14 days are keeping home isolation, it is used for nationals and non nationals on the Panamanian territory.

This technological tool will inform the member of the security corps that requests the ID from the citizens, about their health condition. If the person is in home isolation, a message will appear with the person’s gender, age and medical report. On the other hand, if the citizen is not in home isolation, a message will appear indicating that the person does not have any registered report.
Full details here: https://innovacion.gob.pa/aig-implementa-aplicacion-movil-paco-para-validar-que-pacientes-con-covid-19-se-mantengan-en-sus-hogares/?csrt=10077127155721822683

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