The Spanish Covid Radar tracking app available for the Autonomous Communities

Covid Radar

Pedro Sánchez today offered the Autonomous Communities the mobile tracking application Covid Radar, so that each Community can use it in their health system. The app based on the Google-Apple tracking API. Good news… halfway.

The good news is that the app test on the island of La Gomera, and the results have been very positive. Technically it works and is operational. The bad news is that it is in the hands of the politicians. Pedro Sánchez has informed the Autonomous Communities that they may have it (or not …). Now we have to wait to see how each Spanish community uses this tracking tool, adapting it to their healthcare system, and whether they will all use it or not. And if they will be connected to each other to cross the data between the different regions of Spain. Fear gives me …

The president of the Government Pedro Sánchez is today at the meeting of presidents of Autonomous Communities that is held in San Millán de la Cogolla. And one of the topics they have covered is the official launch of the Radar Covid application.

This app, based on the famous Google-Apple API of contagion tracking by Bluetooth, has been testing on the island of La Gomera for two weeks. The results have not transpired, but it seems that they are very good, since today the third vice president Nadia Calviño, has assured that Radar Covid has been tested “successfully” and is ready to launch.

Up to here, perfect. The problem comes that instead of launching at the state level, each Autonomous Community you are free to decide whether or not to use it on your territory. You must adapt it to your healthcare system and start it.

The first question that comes to mind is what happens to users who for whatever reason are changing their autonomous community. Will a user from Aragon who has been in contact with one from Catalonia receive the warning of possible contagion if the Catalan activates the warning? I would not bet a single Euro …

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