StaySafe.ph seen to boost contact tracing

(The Philippine Star) - September 4, 2020 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Some of the country’s biggest private companies are supporting StaySafe.ph, a contact tracing app launched yesterday by the national government to curb the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

The launch, which was held at SM Manila, received commitment from the private sector to partner with the national government in its response against the health crisis.

Eleven companies, including SM Supermalls, McDonalds, Jollibee Foods Corp., Alliance Global which includes Megaworld Corp., Union Bank, Yuchengo Group of Companies including RCBC Bank, Filinvest, JG Summit which handles Robinsons Malls, Metrobank, Resto.ph and Angkas expressed support in collaborating with the government.

Developed by Multisys Technologies Corp., the application will effectively trace COVID-19 close contacts and help the country push economic reopening.

Through the app, Steven Tan of SM Supermalls said everyone would now have the power to help one another stay safe.

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