Mor Chana tracing app halted

Mor Chana tracing app halted

The Ministry of Public Health yesterday announced that the Mor Chana Covid-19 case tracing app is no longer functioning as it is no longer necessary.

The ministry said the Mor Chana app was shut down yesterday as the Covid-19 situation has eased.

The app was created to record people's locations and inform them when clusters occur nearby plus other features related to Covid-prevention measures.

The app indicated the level of an outbreak in an area and gave real-time updates when cases were detected.

The Mor Chana app also allowed users to record their trips, assess any risks and enable medical officers to analyse patients' conditions.

Users were notified if they were near infection cases which were designated into four groups.

The groups were: a very-low-risk group who were close to non-symptomatic people, a low-risk group around people with cold-like symptoms, a moderate-risk group who were near recent returnees from overseas and a high-risk group who were near people with symptoms who have just returned from abroad.

The app also helped medical officers to judge levels of risk and what they needed to do to protect themselves. It also assisted with the planning of treatment for emergency cases.

The app has also kept people up to date with new cases and current situations while business operators could have used the app to assess infection risks among workers.

The app was developed by Code for Public developers while the Thai Chana app was developed by the government. Thai Chana app recorded people's travels and allowed the Disease Control Department to access the records of those in quarantine.

Mor Chana is also a different application from Mor Prom, which is an application that records the vaccination history of each individual, tracks any side effects from vaccines, and provides statistics on the national vaccination campaign.

Do you like the content of this article?

Two Thai doubles pairs survive at World Tour Finals

Two doubles pairs from Thailand have advanced to the semi-finals of the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals following a busy day at Nimibutr Stadium in Bangkok on Friday.

9 Dec 2022

Army hospital first stop for freed athlete Griner

American basketball star Brittney Griner arrived back in the United States on Friday morning after being released from a Russian prison in exchange for Victor Bout, an arms dealer known as the “Merchant of Death”.

9 Dec 2022

Second move

Graft busters petition court to sack suspended cabinet minister and accused land encroacher Kanokwan Vilawan and ban her from politics for up to 10 years.

9 Dec 2022