‘Thai Chana’ app to help track ‘safe’ retailers in a Covid era

The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society revealed the details of “Thai Chana”, (Thailand Wins) a smartphone application to facilitate safety for both customers and establishments during the Covid-19 era.

'Thai Chana' app to help track 'safe' retailers in a Covid era | News by Thaiger

The businesses must register for the QR code and place it in front of the shop on the website. Customers will log in by scanning their QR code. This can indicate whether or not the shop is congested so that customers can determine whether to use the service or move it to another business. Shops and utilities may be tested by the public to see whether or not they meet safety measures.

When any shop is deemed to be a health threat, customers who use Thai Chana and who are in the shop will get an SMS notice to get a free Covid-19 check.

“The Ministry has assured that the information entered in the app will be confidential and will not infringe people’s privacy rights, because it will only be used for disease control purposes. The application will be open for registration from May 15 onwards.

The app also says that you will receive free testing for Covid-19 if the app deems you have been “at risk” as you move around.

Please contact 1111 for more information. The hotline is in Thai, English and Chinese.

SOURCE: Thai PR Government

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