Morocco’s Ministry of Health launched Monday, June 1 the COVID-19 tracking application “Wiqaytna,” “our protection” in Arabic, to help stem the spread of the pandemic in the country.
The Bluetooth-based app compiles a list of all people with whom the user made contact and notifies its users if a name on the contact list tests positive for COVID-19 in the next 21 days after the contact.
Following the notification, teams from the Ministry of Health will carry out an assessment of the exposure risk and, if necessary, intervene to quarantine the notified suspected case, a press release from the ministry said.
The easiest way is to go to the dedicated website https://www.wiqaytna.ma
A small form to fill in, indicating, in particular, the age group and region, is sometimes offered to the user.
According to reports, a national communication campaign will be launched. Large companies and structured sectors, bank branches, will also be used as intermediaries.
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— Ministère-Santé-Maroc Ministry of Health Morocco (@Ministere_Sante) June 1, 2020