AU provides Big Data solution to tame Covid-19


What you need to know:

  • The technology has the capacity to monitor and model human congestion, thereby mapping how the virus is spreading.
  • It is not clear what the starting date would be now but Commissioner Muchanga indicated that his Department was entering into many partnerships with multiple Pan-African stakeholders to ensure that the free trade bloc gets going as early as possible.
  • Contact monitoring can be used in tracking social behavior mobility and the movement of persons from one region to another.
  • But in implementing such a program, organisations involved must protect the data privacy of the persons being monitored.

As African airlines get back to international skies this month for the first time since March, their commitment towards minimizing the possibility of an upsurge in Covid-19 infections will be critical in jump starting the air travel business.


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