TAIPEI (The China Publish) — Central Epidemic Command Heart (CECC, 中央流行疫情指揮中心) Deputy Commander Chen Tsung-yen (陳宗彥) acknowledged on Tuesday that the SMS system for contact tracing is simply an support in controlling the coronavirus.
In accordance with Chen, though the SMS system supplies a considerable amount of info, the accuracy and specificity of the consumer’s whereabouts should not very excessive.
The system solely supplies the situation and the entry time and doesn’t present the period of keep and the people who find themselves susceptible to an infection, Chen added.
Chen was responding to media inquiries that day in regards to the SMS system to the CECC. Reviews talked about how each Penghu and Kaohsiung have expressed that the system is just too broad, thus lowering the effectivity of the epidemic prevention efforts.
The media requested if different counties or cities have skilled related issues, and wished the CECC to make clear what the precise operate of the SMS system is.
In response, Chen mentioned that the CECC has mentioned this matter, however has not heard of comparable issues from different counties and cities.
Chen additionally emphasised that the SMS system was designed to be simplistic, with solely the situation and the entry time, which is why there are particular limitations of what info it will possibly present to help in COVID-19 prevention.
Thus, Chen expressed that the SMS system is simply an aiding device. So as to successfully cease the unfold of the pandemic, concrete enhancements will have to be made, he mentioned.