DRUK TRACE APP ROLLOUT

27 April 2020

The government in order to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the country had developed various systems and apps. The Health Facility System, qapp System and Stay Home mobile app were deployed earlier to capture correct data and to have real time information of the quarantined individuals.

Now, in order to help in contract tracing, the Cabinet Secretariat in continuation to the executive order received from the Office of the Prime Minister, has developed the Druk Trace Mobile App. The app is to be used for Contract Tracing by helping with the identification of people who may have come in direct contact with a COVID-19 infected person while visiting public places or while using public transportation. Therefore, to prevent local transmission of the virus in the country, every office, business entity, public transport (taxis and buses) are required to display a QR code generated from the Druk Trace App. In addition, every individual owning a smart phone (andriod based) are mandated to use the App while visiting such places. The IOS version will soon be in place. 

 

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During user training of HFS and qapp systems, and Stay Home and Druk Trace mobile Apps to Desuups, volunteers, health personnels, etc.

 

In line with that, Paro Dzongkhag in collaboration with various stakeholders (RSTA, Desuups, GAOS, volunteers, health personnels) have started the Druk Trace App roll out covering almost all the major hotspot areas as follows but not limited to:

1. Paro Town

2. Bondey Area

3. Naja Gewog

4. Shaba Gewog

5. Dogar Gewog

6. Wangchang Gewog

7. Hungrel Gewog

8. Dopshari Gewog

9. Doteng Gewog   

10. Lamgong Gewog

11. Lungnyi Gewog

12. Tsento Gewog 

13. Dzongkhag Administration Offices

14. Rinpung Rabdey

15. Dzongkhag Court

16. Taju area

17. Nemjo area

18. Drugyel area

19. Woochu area

20. Shari area

21. Olathang area

22. Khangkhu area

23. Shaba area

24. Dzongkhag Hospital

25. BHUs (Drugyel, Gunitsawa, Dawakha, Bitekha) 

The entity covered includes Dzongkhag Administration Offices, Hotels, Resorts, Shops, Restaurants, Cafe's, Religious Institutions, Financial Institutions, ATMs, Regional Offices, Public transportation (taxis and buses), Vegetable markets, Quarantine facilities, etc.