Home / SCIENCE & TECH
Vietnam to launch app on nCoV as hotlines overloaded
Anh Kiet 18:52, 2020/02/06
Corona app will help people assess their risk of infection, take self protection measures as well as contact health stations.

The Ministry of Health is working with Military Telecom Industry Group (Viettel) to develop an app on mobile phones to help people know how to prevent the new coronavirus, Cafef.vn quoted Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long as saying at a press conference on February 5.

 Illustrative photo

Long said this app will help people assess their risk of infection, take self protection measures as well as contact health stations.

"In a few days, this app will be completed and put into use. Through the app, health workers will find it easier to support the people in assessing the risk of infection," said the deputy minister.

He added that people’s calls to the heath ministry’s emergency lines are mostly to inquire about the disease situation as well as signs, symptoms and prevention measures. The app will provide the most accurate information, avoid fake news and help ease people’s confusion during the nCoV epidemic.

For the past three days, traffic to Ministry of Health’s official website has increased sharply. There have been about 43,000 calls to the ministry’s hotlines to ask how to prevent on respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus, Long said.

RELATED NEWS
TAG: Vietnam\'s health ministry corona app nCoV outbreak
Other news
09:27, 2020/27/28
Facebook supports Vietnam’s digital transformation in first-ever program
The program is designed exclusively for Vietnam amid a rise in Facebook users in the country.
18:55, 2020/55/24
Vietnam boosts cloud-computing services towards digital economy
Vietnamese enterprises aim to increase cloud-computing revenues and satisfy the need for cloud storage in Vietnam.
18:02, 2020/02/20
Vietnam to test the second batch of Covid-19 vaccine on mice
VABIOTECH will conduct a test shot of Covid-19 vaccine on mice in early June.
19:35, 2020/35/17
First made-in-Vietnam online meeting platform launched
The platform is a great aspiration made a reality by Vietnamese IT engineers who have wished to manufacture products of international standards.
18:48, 2020/48/13
JobsGo, WindSoft Vietnam, EcomEasy secure investment from Vietnamese fund
The Vietnamese fund has capital of US$3 million and is looking for five startups to invest an amount of US$200,000-500,000 in each project.
17:43, 2020/43/11
Three scientists honored with 2020 Ta Quang Buu Award
Ta Quang Buu Award has encouraged and motivated scientists and scientific and technological organizations towards high quality research in Vietnam.