13 April 2020 – Mobile tracker app launched

Type of Intervention: Specific Action, New Tool / Service/ Body
Sectors Involved: Executive Office
Intervention Categories: Surveillance and response measures; Tracing and quarantining contacts
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Minister of Communication

Overview: The Government of Ghana launched an new mobile app for tracking COVID19 to help provide the populace on accurate data as part of the Government’s response
Full details here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtkyrJYtDUk

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Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government, National – other
Evidence/Justification: The app is to help the Ghana health service in their contact tracing and follow up. It will also make data available to be able to identify hot spots and an individual’s risk level as a result of cases within their locality etc . there has been isolated cases where people under contact tracing disappeared and it took a while for them to be found.