DES app to track shoppers

DES app to track shoppers

The Digital Economy and Society Ministry will launch a new mobile application today aimed at facilitating the collection of visitor records in shops during the "new normal", according to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).

New normal refers to the aftermath of the Covid-19 outbreak, when businesses are allowed to resume operations to help reboot the economy.

CCSA spokesman Taweesilp Visanuyothin yesterday said the DES' mobile app, which is called Thai Chana, or Thai Wins, allows business owners to record visitor information without a notebook.

Dr Taweesilp said visitors will only need to scan a QR code at the shop using their mobile phone during check-in and check-out. He noted that collected data will be stored and the purpose for the application is so the Public Health Ministry can control the disease, including by informing suspected carriers.

He said the app will give opening hours and visitor limits, among other details.

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