Public health blockchain tracks corona

The Dutch Working Group on Public Health Blockchain Consortium has developed a monitoring solution for the spread of viruses, bacteria and other pathogens. The software tracks the movement profiles of non-infected people. This should allow a division into safe and dangerous areas.

Corona keeps the world in suspense. More and more countries are discussing curfews. Public life comes to a standstill. The economy is sluggish and even threatens to collapse in some sectors. The devilishness of the pathogen: who is infected and who is not, which areas are safe and where business can continue to run – all this is uncertain thanks to inconsistent symptoms and long incubation times.


Dutch to remedy situation

The Dutch Public Health Blockchain Consortium (PHBC) now wants to remedy the situation. This Thursday, March 19, the working group announced in a press release that the monitoring service will soon be released. The software solution is intended to support public authorities in systematically tracking the spread of life-threatening diseases and pathogens such as the COVID-19 coronavirus.

If an area – a city, municipality or workplace – is considered safe, all non-infected persons located there are recorded. If they leave it and enter suspected risk areas, they must expect quarantine and isolation measures. Hazra is convinced of the potential of the software, so individual areas would become safe zones and the population would be effectively protected.