Radar Covid, the new coronavirus case tracking application, is already available on the App Store and Google Play, however, it has not yet been officially used in any community. This application underwent various tests from June 29 to July 31 in La Gomera, and after that period the Secretary of State for Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence, Carme artigas, said that thanks to this simulation, the data obtained with manual tracking was doubled and false positives were also avoided.
Through his Twitter account, Artigas explained that "right now the 'app' works and registers your contacts, but it is necessary that the Health system of your CCAA be integrated in order to notify you of those infected and that the app sends the alerts . This is the most urgent task now so that #RadarCOVID is 100% operational "
Even though the application can already be downloaded, not operational yet. The Government announced that it could be launched mid august in regions that are in an emergency situation. Supposedly, the Balearic and Canary Islands were going to be the first communities to use the application. However, the Secretary of State has not yet confirmed which territories will launch 'Radar Covid'. Until now, it had only been used in San Sebastián de La Gomera, in the Canary Islands.
"A first step will be to allow the launch of the 'app' in those regions that due to their emergency situation would need to incorporate it as soon as possible. This response would arrive in mid-August," Artigas declared. Second, your launching national officially expected from next September 15. During this period of time, those in charge of the application must reach an agreement with each autonomous community to provide an "infected code" to each person positive with coronavirus, so that they can enter it in the app.
Too remains to be determined which telephone number can call the people who receive the notice that they have been in contact with a positive. "The application is ready to be made available to the autonomous communities that we are convinced are going to adopt it en masse and allow a better control of the epidemic", assured Artigas.