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Goa govt launches app to track quarantined suspects

Amid repeated pleas by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant urging those in home-quarantine not to leave their homes, the state Health Department on Sunday launched COVIDLocator, a GPS-based app to keep track of quarantined persons.

"The app will help in tracking suspected and asymptomatic carriers of coronavirus when they leave their quarantine zone," a statement issued by the state Health department said, adding that the app had been developed by the Goa government in association with Delhi-based Intugine technologies.

There are more than 1000 patients currently in quarantine in Goa, both at their respective homes as well as in government facilities.

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