CareFIJI

Last updated
careFIJI
Developer(s) Government of Fiji
Initial release15 May 2020 (2020-05-15)
Stable release
1.0.60 / 15 June 2021 (2021-06-15)
Operating system Android, iOS
Size
  • 8.5 MB (Android)
  • 34.2 MB (iOS)
Available inEnglish
Type Digital contact tracing
License Open Source
Website carefiji.digitalfiji.gov.fj

careFIJI is a mobile software application developed by the Government of Fiji to assist the Ministry of Health and Medical Services in combating the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Fiji. [1] The mobile app is available on Google Play and App Store. [2]

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History

The app was part of the second phase of Fiji's COVID-19 response to help the Ministry of Health in its contact tracing efforts. [3] It was launched in June 2020 by Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama. [4] Health Minister Ifereimi Waqainabete said that the app would be important to contain any future spread of COVID-19. [5] In light of the first community case confirmed on 19 April 2021, the Permanent Secretary for Health Dr James Fong has emphasized the use of the app. [6]

Contact tracing

The app is based on the TraceTogether mobile application developed by the Singaporean Government. [7] It uses bluetooth technology to track encounters between users and the data is anonymous and encrypted. [8] The app is equipped with the QR check-in and check-out feature which allow individuals to scan QR codes in entry and exit of any business. [9]

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References

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