Another Australian State Launches Home Quarantine App With Facial Recognition, Geolocation Tech

Victoria is the latest Australian state to launch a home quarantine trial using a facial recognition and geolocation app. Health Minister Martin Foley called on Victorians 18-years and over and currently isolating at home to volunteer to participate in the trial that will run for four weeks. The trial is seen as an alternative choice to hotel quarantine. “This will assist Victorians coming back from both overseas and internationally sooner rather than later as part of the national plan,” Foley told reporters on Sept. 28. Participants will be required to download the home quarantine app on their smartphones. At certain times the app will send out a notice, in turn, the individual must respond within five minutes by taking a photo of themselves to prove they are isolating at home. “Should that not be responded to in a period of time, follow-up calls or visits are made to make sure that the …

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