Developed by the government of South Australia, Australia has been testing an app to enforce its quarantine rules.
“Returning travelers quarantining at home will be forced to download the app that combines facial recognition and geolocation. The state will text them at random times, and thereafter they will have 15 minutes to take a picture of their face in the location where they are supposed to be,” The Atlantic reported.
If the order is not obeyed, the local police department will be sent to follow up in person. “We don’t tell them how often or when, on a random basis they have to reply within 15 minutes” said Premier Steven Marshall.
While Prime Minister Scott Morrison admitted “this is not a sustainable way to live in this country”, Premier Steven Marshall stated, “I think every South Australian should feel pretty proud that we are the national pilot for the home-based quarantine app.”
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