In recent weeks, the Community of Madrid (CAM) has been working on a platform to assist in the diagnosis of coronavirus. As has been done in other countries and regions of the world, efforts have resulted in a web and mobile version. In the case of Apple, we can already download in the App Store this tool called CoronaMadrid .
To download the CoronaMadrid app we must go to the App Store (clicking on that link). You may need to enter your Apple ID password in case you have recently restarted your iPhone. When you get through the process and the app is installed on your iPhone, open it.
The app requires a number of personal data and permissions on the iPhone that are essential. Not only for the user, but also for the authorities to decide and act with better information . Specifically, we must enter the following data throughout the configuration:
- First and last name.
- Address where we are (understood to be maintained by confinement)
- ID and date of birth.
CoronaMadrid makes use of the geolocation , to which we will have to give permission to use it. The same with the notifications. Once the data is completed and the conditions of use and privacy of the app are accepted, we can start using the self-diagnostic tool.
Self-diagnosis with the CoronaMadrid app
With the data completed, we can start the self-diagnostic test. It consists of a few questions that help to determine the state of health of a user. The questions include the level of fever , presence of dry cough or if we have been in contact with any patient with confirmed coronavirus, among others. Once the questions have been answered, we will see a recommendation on what to do.
After completing the self-diagnosis, you have to wait another 12 hours before you can repeat it . If, in the meantime, your symptoms worsen, the app recommends that you call the coronavirus-enabled telephone number 900 102 112 in Madrid. The idea of this app is to help health authorities to make better decisions, based on data.
Hence, it is a good idea to give geolocation permits. In addition , the app allows to know where the patients are located. Countries like South Korea are using such apps. Although in the Korean case, they seek to track contact with other patients, as well as the abandonment of quarantine areas.
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This app joins other national and regional efforts to control the spread and infection of coronavirus . Thanks to it, it is also expected to release the pressure of telephone numbers destined to inform about the pandemic.