careFIJI

careFIJI
Developer(s)Government of Fiji
Initial release15 May 2020 (2020-05-15)
Stable release
1.0.60 / 15 June 2021 (2021-06-15)
Operating systemAndroid, iOS
Size
  • 8.5 MB (Android)
  • 34.2 MB (iOS)
Available inEnglish
TypeDigital contact tracing
LicenseOpen Source
Websitecarefiji.digitalfiji.gov.fj

careFIJI is a mobile software application developed by the Government of Fiji to assist the Ministry of Health and Medical Services in combating the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Fiji.[1] The mobile app is available on Google Play and the App Store.[2]

History

The app was part of the second phase of Fiji's COVID-19 response to help the Ministry of Health in its contact tracing efforts.[3] It was launched in June 2020 by Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama.[4] Minister for Health Ifereimi Waqainabete said that the app would be important to contain any future spread of COVID-19.[5] In light of the first community case confirmed on 19 April 2021, the Permanent Secretary for Health Dr James Fong has emphasized the use of the app.[6] On 6 February 2022, the government announced that the app will not be required for contact tracing anymore.[7]

Contact tracing

The app is based on the TraceTogether mobile application developed by the Singaporean Government.[8] It uses bluetooth technology to track encounters between users and the data is anonymous and encrypted.[9] The app is equipped with the QR check-in and check-out feature which allow individuals to scan QR codes in entry and exit of any business.[10]

See also

References

  1. ^ "careFIJI - Apps on Google Play". play.google.com. Retrieved 1 December 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ Turaga, Semi (21 June 2020). "careFIJI COVID-19 tracing app now available to download". Fijivillage. Archived from the original on 2020-06-21. Retrieved 1 December 2020.
  3. ^ Boyle, Maggie (16 May 2020). "CARE Fiji App in final phase of completion". FBC News. Archived from the original on 2020-05-21. Retrieved 1 December 2020.
  4. ^ Pratap, Ritika (21 June 2020). "careFiji App foundation of phase 2 recovery: PM". FBC News. Retrieved 10 December 2020.
  5. ^ Boyle, Maggie (6 June 2020). "CARE Fiji app critical to containing any future spread of COVID-19". FBC News. Archived from the original on 2020-07-03. Retrieved 1 December 2020.
  6. ^ Tadulala, Koroi (20 April 2021). "Dr Fong emphasizes on the use of careFIJI App". FBC News. Retrieved 4 April 2021.
  7. ^ "careFIJI App and QR not required for entry anymore". FijiTimes. Retrieved 2022-02-14.
  8. ^ Kate, Talebula (21 June 2020). "COVID-19: careFIJI App forms foundation of phase 2 recovery". The Fiji Times. Archived from the original on 2020-06-21. Retrieved 1 December 2020.
  9. ^ "Fijians encouraged to download COVID-19 contact tracing app after slow uptake". ABC Radio Australia. 8 September 2020. Retrieved 1 December 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. ^ Reece, Lena (11 June 2021). "Fijians urged to update careFIJI app". FBC News. Retrieved 14 June 2021.


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