Bahrain: BeAware App Now Sending Contact Tracing Notifications

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The BeAware App is now sending push notifications to downloads who may have come in contact with active cases.

Over the past two weeks, the data of individuals of whom registered through the BeAware Bahrain app has been automatically collected and compared and matched with locations of active COVID-19 cases, the Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) said in a statement.

The app’s contact tracing feature sent push notifications and SMS messages to individuals who may have come into contact with active cases, requesting them to be tested for their own health and safety.

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The iGA said that the app’s contact tracing function being able to successfully identify potential cases is a result of the high number of downloads it has had since its launch in late March. A total of 294,516 downloads have been recorded to date.

You may download the free BeAware Bahrain app, available for iOS and Android, via the eGovernment Apps Store (Bahrain.bh/apps).

The iGA has also distributed the first batch of e-bracelets connected with the app, which contributes to enhancing the app’s accuracy and its ability to identify suspected cases. The app’s features include a host of real-time local and international statistics and updates, as well as a number of health services and instructions from relevant authorities.

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