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Health risk scoring system for visitors from China
(Philstar.com) - March 2, 2020 - 1:00am

Offers to deploy technology in Malaysia and Philippines amid global coronavirus concerns

(As released) MY E.G. Services Berhad, or MYEG, has successfully developed an extensive artificial intelligence-powered health risk scoring system, with capabilities that include anomaly tracking, for Chinese travelers and is now making the technology available to the governments of Malaysia and the Philippines.

The timely introduction of this innovation by MYEG has been made possible through the leveraging of its partnership with Phoenix Travel Worldwide Co., a leading Chinese travel company whose shareholders include Chinese state-owned enterprises such as Citic Capital, Haier and Legend Holdings/Lenovo.

In light of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus that has been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization, the need for a smart health profiling and tracking system capable of handling large volumes of inbound travelers has become a matter of profound urgency for governments worldwide, particularly of those countries that are popular destinations for visitors from mainland China, the epicentre of the virus.

MYEG’s latest innovation is a fully-automated system that encompasses a vast number of available data points, including visitors’ previous known whereabouts as well as heart rate and blood pressure readings crossed-referenced against public transportation ridership and exposure to locations with incidences of infections.

In addition, the system provides ongoing monitoring of activities within the country, thus enabling health authorities to be alerted of any anomalies and to take immediate appropriate measures such as in the event that evacuation or quarantine of affected persons are necessary.

In the interest of public health and as its contribution towards the ongoing efforts to address the spread of the virus, MYEG is offering the technology to the governments in the countries where it is currently operating, namely Malaysia and the Philippines, at no charge. The Group will work closely with the respective agencies to ensure the system can be deployed quickly and effectively if required. — As released

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