Moscow implements QR code system to enforce coronavirus quarantine

QR code system - quick response code to scan for leaving

Residents of the Russian capital will need to obtain quick response codes each time they leave their homes. Authorities in Moscow have developed a new QR code system for city residents to use whenever they want to leave their homes. The quick response codes will be important for whenever a resident wants to step outside the house. This isn’t just a matter of heading into public spaces. The QR code system is meant for any time an individual wants to leave a home. This includes reasons as basic as going…

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Brazil’s Central Bank unveils a national QR code standard

National QR code standard - Brazil

The financial authority in the country has released new regulations to help universalize mobile payments. The Central Bank of Brazil has announced a new national QR code standard meant to help make mobile payments more universal. The country has been pushing forward to adopt cashless payments and this is the latest step in that effort. The new quick response code regulations will become compulsory as of September 2020. “The new rules aim to increase transparency for end-users, both payers and recipients, by expanding and improving access to information and, thus,…

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Health QR code is now helping to improve Chinese hospital efficiency

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The quick response barcodes previously used for gaining access to public space are proving more beneficial. A Chinese health QR code indicating a device user’s wellness status during the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic has now become an efficient component of local hospital reservation systems. The color-coded barcode was created to display the phone user’s risk level for COVID-19. A new partnership between the Shanghai Sixth People’s Hospital and the Shanghai Big Data Center allows the medical facility to access a patient’s health QR code. This information becomes available when an…

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New personalized QR codes in Shanghai help protect public space entry

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The city has rolled out the quick response barcodes to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Shanghai has rolled out new personalized QR codes designed to help safeguard access to the city’s public spaces. The hope is to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus in commonly used public areas. The quick response barcodes are used to access everything from some offices to public transit. The personalized QR codes are displayed on an individual’s smartphone. Before entering various public spaces, an individual may be asked to display the code.…

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Annual Google I/O developer cancelled over coronavirus concerns

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The tech giant decided not to move ahead with the event which draws several thousand attendees. This year’s Google I/O has been cancelled due to the spread of COVID-19, said a company spokesperson. The event draws thousands of people for demonstrations, many of which are hands-on. The in-person attendance for Google I/O has been entirely cancelled for this year because of the coronavirus spread. The company also stated that tickets would be refunded to those who have already made their purchase. The tech firm also confirmed that its international employee…

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