Students at the Chinhoyi University of Technology (CUT) have designed a COVID-19 contact tracing software dubbed Sotario.
The mobile application was designed by Information Technology students Munyaradzi Muneka (20), Alvin Kakomo (21) and Christopher Chinyamukobvu (20).
It gives the user room to enter names of his or her contacts and their locations and the Sotario protocol will generate public 19 red zones, which are areas the patient has spent a considerable amount of time and the application will then warn other users if one is entering a red zone.
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Speaking at the launch of the mobile application and the unveiling of the COVID-19 Pandemic Information Dissemination cartoon magazine at CUT’s main campus, Vice President Kembo Mohadi said:
As the national task force chairperson on Covid-19, I’m delighted to launch the Covid-19 Contact Tracing Software and the Covid-19 Pandemic Information Dissemination cartoon magazine by the university that seeks to help address the challenges at hand.
… These efforts speak to the importance of the universities and the 5.0 education, which seeks to produce students that are innovative and industrial, is critical towards progress needed by our people.
VP Mohadi commended efforts by institutions and private players that are producing PPEs and capacitating health institutions and frontline staffers towards the fight against the coronavirus.