The COVID-19 pandemic, also known as the coronavirus pandemic, is an ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2.
The virus is primarily spread between people during close contact, most often via small droplets produced by coughing sneezing, and talking. The droplets usually fall to the ground or onto surfaces rather than travelling through air over long distances Less commonly, people may become infected by touching a contaminated surface and then touching their face It is most contagious during the first three days after the onset of symptoms, although spread is possible before symptoms appear, and from people who do not show symptoms.
Common symptoms include fever, cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, and loss of sense of smell. Complications may include pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome The time from exposure to onset of symptoms is typically around five days but may range from two to fourteen days There is no known vaccine or specific antiviral treatment. Primary treatment is symptomatic and supportive therapy.
Recommended preventive measures include hand washing, covering one’s mouth when coughing, maintaining distance from other people, wearing a face mask in public settings, and monitoring and self-isolation for people who suspect they are infected Authorities worldwide have responded by implementing travel restrictions, lockdowns, workplace hazard controls, and facility closures. Many places have worked to increase testing capacity and trace contacts of infected persons.
A country’s wherewithal when it comes to testing is a key measure of its ability to deal with the impact of COVID-19.
In order to support the Government’s efforts to contain the covid-19 The Ministry of Health and Prevention UAE, Abu Dhabi Health Authority and Dubai Health Authority have jointly launched an App called ‘ ALHOSN UAE’
The ALHOSN App is based on a decentralized model for contact tracing and is created using Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology similar to that implemented successfully in other countries around the world, as like US has Covid-19 Tracking Project
The main benefits of Alhosn App are:
- The app will allow all residence to directly collect and record COVID-19 test results
- The app will monitor proximity close contact among the people by using Bluetooth technology, and will give notification in case person has contact with someone who tested COVID-19 positive.
How to use ALHOSN UAE App?
Follow these simple steps:
- Download App from the App Store, Google Play Store, Huawei App Gallery or Galaxy Store
- Register using Emirate ID and phone number.
- Turn on Bluetooth and push notifications.
Once app has been installed a logo will appear on mobile screen.
Taps on logo, a welcome screen will appear
Taps on ‘SKIP’ screen will show requirement to be fulfilled
Taps ‘CONTINUE’ Login screen will appear
Taps ‘LOGIN’ then enter OTP received through mobile phone
Enter OTP number then taps ‘CONFIRM’, screen will show a question that a test result will be shared with other Alhosn app user
Taps ‘I AGREE’ then screen will show Alhosn user name and ID number with ADD USER button for adding defendant name if required
If no dependant to be added, click on ‘name’ then screen will show the recent test result
Abdul Rahman Bin Mohammad Al Owais, UAE Minister of Health and Prevention, explained that the ALHOSN APP harnessed the latest mobile phone technologies to help control and contain the Covid-19 virus. He said that containing the virus required collective efforts by the Government and all segments of the Emirati community – citizens and residents alike. Al Owais emphasized that all people in the UAE must download the app, and encourage their families and friends to do the same.
More detail about app you can find in official website https://www.alhosnapp.ae/en/home/