Mongolia starts using COVID-19 exposure notification - iOS, Android tracking feature

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baljmaa@montsame.gov.mn
2021-04-19 13:45:48

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. The State Emergency Commission of Mongolia launched the ‘COVID-19 Ersdel’ systemon April 19, Monday. 


Under the ‘COVID-19 Ersdel’ system, the Exposure Notification system introduced by Apple and Google, the world’s largest providers of mobile operating systems, to contribute to the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, has become available in Mongolia for mobile phone users. 


The Exposure Notification system has a technological solution that does not collect, store or transmit any personal information such as name, number, location, and other personal information. Currently, the system is used by more than 130 million people in more than 60 countries to fight coronavirus infection. 


The State Emergency Commission of Mongolia has made it possible for the Mongolian citizens to use the COVID-19 Ersdel in Mongolian and English with the support of E-Mongolia, online government service application, and the Communications and Information Technology Authority, the regulatory agency of the Government of Mongolia, Apple and Google companies. 


The COVID-19 Ersdel system, used by citizens voluntarily, will allow people to be notified in a timely manner of possible coronavirus infection or that if they have been near another user who tests positive within 14 days. It is deemed to play a key role in facilitating the detection and surveillance of patients and contacts with coronavirus infection.