The Transportation Ministry’s Greater Jakarta Transportation Agency (BPTJ) is set to launch a new mobile application called L-Cov to help commuters track the spread of COVID-19 in the capital and its satellite cities.
BPTJ spokesperson Budi Rahardjo said the app could help users decide whether they wanted to continue traveling to a certain area in Greater Jakarta after considering its exposure to COVID-19.
“Areas classified as high-risk will be marked red in the app,” Budi said during a teleconference on Wednesday, adding that the platform would utilize data provided by users and the government to identify the risks of COVID-19 transmission in certain areas.
BPTJ head Polana B. Pramesti said in a statement quoted by kompas.com on Tuesday that the apps would include a feature called Pantau Jalan (Road Monitoring), which allows commuters to track the disease’s possible prevalence along the route they were traveling.
Users will first be asked to complete their profile and health record, and provide the locations they have recently visited. If the user shows any chances of being exposed to the disease, they would also be marked red on the app.
L-Cov app was originally going to be launched on Wednesday, but the BPTJ postponed it for a week to enhance several features.
“We need a week to ensure that this app can be easily accessed by the public,” Budi added.
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Foto Cover : Passengers are waiting to board commuter trains at Tanah Abang Station in Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta, on Tuesday. (Antara/Muhammad Adimaja)