By Junex Doronio
CARMONA, Cavite – Taking into serious consideration that several residents here are not internet users, the municipal government has modified its coronavirus disease (COVID-19) tracker app called Carmona Digital Contact Tracer (DCT).
This developed as Mayor Roy M. Loyola on Friday disclosed that 126 COVID-19 patients have recovered from the dreaded virus disease.
“As of August 7, 2020, naitala po ang pinakamataas na bilang ng reported recoveries sa ating bayan. Bagamat mabuting balita po ito sa ating lahat, patuloy pa din po tayong sumunod sa ating mga alituntunin ukol sa Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine at maging updated lamang mula sa verified and credible sources tulad ng World Health Organization, Department of Health, at ang Municipal Government of Carmona,” Loyola said.
Local officials, however, noted that encouraging residents to download the app has been challenging at first due to several factors, including connectivity and concerns on privacy.
The local authorities have assured that it would only be used for contact tracing of those afflicted with COVID-19 and would not in any way violate human rights.
Loyola said those who have no cellphones or smartphones need not worry because the barangay personnel and police officers would have to log in for them.