Measures has been taken to ensure the ongoing viral epidemic primarily affecting Mainland China, along with isolated cases in 27 other countries and territories is contained, A number of Chinese citizens use applications in their gadgets to detect the environment around them that has the coronavirus, so they can avoid the area.
Companies engaged in the mapping of QuantUrban include information in nine cities in Guangdong Province. While the application made by the developer WeChat, YiKuang, covers the City of Shenzhen and Guangzhou in the province.
“We want to display this information on a map so that users can see the distribution of epidemic points more intuitively and alert people to adequate protection,” said Yuan Xiaohui, CEO of QuantUrban, as reported by Reuters.
Both applications display which locations have positive corona cases.
QuantUrban has volunteers to update information about corona based on the latest data from the Chinese Government. Likewise, with YiKuang, they also have volunteers to update information on the map.
One student named Steven stated that such an application helped him to find out locations that already had corona cases.
“If I know someone is sick, I can take steps to be more careful,” he said.
The state-owned CCTV media and People’s Daily also each support the use of a similar application to find out whether the bus, train or aeroplane that was boarded was ever filled by corona patients.
Wuhan coronavirus outbreak
Wuhan coronavirus outbreak is an ongoing viral epidemic primarily affecting Mainland China, along with isolated cases in 27 other countries and territories. In early December 2019 a new coronavirus, designated 2019, was identified in Wuhan, the capital of China’s Hubei province, after 41 people developed pneumonia without a clear cause. The virus is capable of spreading from person to person. The incubation period of the virus (time from exposure to onset of symptoms) ranges from 2 to 14 days, but it may be contagious during this period and after recovery. Symptoms include fever, coughing and breathing difficulties, and the virus can be fatal. As of 5 February 2020, 24,588 cases have been confirmed, including in every province-level division of China. A larger number of people may have been infected, but not detected (especially mild cases). The first local transmission of the virus outside China occurred in Vietnam between family members, while the first local transmission not involving family occurred in Germany, on 22 January, when a German man contracted the disease from a Chinese business visitor at a meeting. As of 5 February 2020, 493 deaths have been attributed to the virus since the first confirmed death on 9 January, with 990 recoveries. The first death outside China was reported in the Philippines, in a 44-year-old Chinese male on 1 February