Valenzuela City to use ValTrace QR codes for contact tracing

ValTrace QR codes - Valenzuela City

The local government in the Philippines municipality is using the barcodes to boost COVID-19 response. The local government of Valenzuela City in the Philippines has decided to use the ValTrace QR codes app to help boost its COVID-19 response’s contact tracing. The free app can be used by residents and non-residents in order to help keep on top of the spread. Both residents and non-residents of the Valenzuela City will be required to use the app in order to gain access to public spaces. They will be required to show…

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Concern rises that seniors won’t scan bus COVID-19 Tracer app QR codes

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Auckland Transport’s contact tracing strategy may not work well for elderly riders. Starting Friday, all public transportation users in Auckland, New Zealand, will be required to use the COVID-19 Tracer app QR codes displayed. However, many people are concerned that seniors won’t be able to use this technology. Many elderly transit users do not have the smartphones needed to scan the QR codes. That said, the New Zealand government has stated that there are other ways for people to be able to ensure they are contacted if it is believed…

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Pomegranate QR codes at INI Farms to help keep consumers informed

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The quick response barcodes will also help to make it easier to trace the history of the fruit. Indian grower and marketer INI Farms has added pomegranate QR codes to its fruit in order to boost traceability while keeping consumer more informed. INI Farms is adding the barcodes to all its fruits while increasing the capacity to trace each scanned fruit. In addition to the pomegranate QR codes, INI will also be using upgraded traceability tools and techniques. All the company’s pomegranates sold under its Kimaye brand will now feature…

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Apple use in China could plummet by 95 percent if the US bans WeChat

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A massive survey of 1.2 million Chinese iPhone owners shows they would switch brands. A huge survey conducted with the participation of 1.2 million Chinese iPhone owners showed that Apple use in China would fall by 95 percent if Donald Trump’s executive order is implemented. The iPhone owners stated that they would rather switch smartphone brands than go without WeChat. The survey was conducted following an executive order from US President Donald Trump which would ban American companies from transacting with Tencent, the owner of WeChat. That said, this survey’s…

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Trump threatens US TikTok ban, app threatens legal action

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ByteDance the company behind the popular Chinese application is “shocked” by the president’s executive order. Following US President Donald Trump’s TikTok ban threat if the firm is not sold to an American company by September 15, the Chinese app firm is threatening legal action. TikTok has stated that it will “pursue all remedies available” to “ensure the rule of law is not discarded.” Trump didn’t stop at the TikTok ban threat. It has also issued a similar executive order against another popular Chinese app, WeChat, escalating tensions between the United…

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