Taiwan to roll out social distancing app

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Taiwan is working on a social distancing app that people can download on a voluntary basis to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, a cabinet official said on April 11.

In an article published by Taiwan's Central News Agency, Chien Hung-wei, director of the Executive Yuan's Department of Cyber Security, said the social distancing app uses Bluetooth to keep track of when the user gets close to other people.

The app will issue an alert each time the user gets too close to someone else. It will also provide data on how often the user came too close to others during each day.

Chien said the app's primary purpose is to provide users with information about crowded places so that they can avoid them.

The app is currently being tested and will be released within the next two weeks. Use of the app will be voluntary. Data will be encrypted and saved in the user's device and will not be collected to track the user's movements, Chien said.

Social distancing guidelines from Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center advise people to stay at least one meter apart outdoors and 1.5 meters apart indoors.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. Social distancing app uses Bluetooth
2. App issues an alert when the user gets too close to someone else and shows how many times this happens each day
3. App shows users where large groups are gathering
4. Social distancing guidelines from Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center

VOICEOVER (in English):
"The Taiwanese social distancing app uses Bluetooth to keep track of when the user gets close to other people. Data will be encrypted and saved in the user's device and will not be collected to track the user's movements."

"The app will issue an alert each time the user gets too close to someone else. It will also provide data on how often the user came too close to others during each day."

"According to the Taiwanese government, the app's primary purpose is to provide users with information about crowded places so that they can avoid them."

"Social distancing guidelines from Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center advise people to stay at least one meter apart outdoors and 1.5 meters apart indoors."

SOURCES: Central News Agency (Taiwan)
https://www.ocac.gov.tw/ocac/subsites2/pages/detail.aspx?site=af324ca7-bd1a-4f98-b704-6eec80ba4054&nodeid=4608&pid=16133105