Ehteraz, the new smartphone app aimed at enhancing preventive measures and limit the spread of Covid-19 in Qatar, is now available for download from both Google Play and the Apple App Store.
The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) had announced its availability in the Apple App Store last Saturday, adding that it would soon be available for Android devices, too.
A search in Google Play shows that the app is now available there, too.
"Ehteraz is your trusted smart application to follow up on the latest updates of Covid-19 in Qatar. Ehteraz has been designed and developed in the Ministry of Interior to support all categories of the Qatari community to spread health awareness tips and techniques as well as the protection methods that are necessary to halt the outbreak of coronavirus," according to the app information page.
"This smart tool is also meant to give a hand to those people that are responsible for their families in their endeavours to protect their loved ones, and to support healthcare and related entities in order to protect the safety of individuals and that of the Qatari community from this pandemic at large," it adds.
Connected to the MoPH’s database, the app will use GPS and Bluetooth technology to help diagnose and track Covid-19 cases, informing users if they come into contact with those who have tested positive.
Besides helping enhance preventive measures and curb the spread of the virus, Ehteraz, which means precaution, will also display the latest developments and official statistics related to Covid-19. The app will also receive awareness and precautionary instructions issued by the official authorities.
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