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Coronavirus Health Check App

The techies are offering what they can provide while the clinical scientists work out a cure for coronavirus, Fortune notes.

Time for your checkup. Alibaba and Ant Financial worked with the government of Hangzhou in China to develop a health rating app that classifies people into three categories: red, yellow, and green. The app requires people to self-report the presence of flu-like symptoms as well as their travel history in order to assess their exposure to the Coronavirus and regulate their movements. Tencent also rolled out its own health rating system through its megapopular app WeChat in Shenzhen. (Fortune)

China’s technology titans are deploying health-rating systems to help authorities track the movement of millions of Chinese who are preparing to resume work at factories and other businesses, adding a new and controversial tool in the country’s battle to contain the fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak.