Israel uses terrorism tracking technology to counter COVID-19. According to the plans of the authorities, the system will track those who are in contact with the infected, and send their data to the police and doctors. This was reported by Reuters with reference to a statement by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
According to March 16, 195 people were infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus in Israel. As a response to the epidemic, all cafes, restaurants, sports clubs and shops, with the exception of food, have been closed in the country.
In addition, all citizens of Israel and other countries upon arrival in the country must undergo 14-day quarantine before entering into any social communications.
According to the agency, the government plans to use terrorism tracking technologies to identify people in contact with those who transmit the virus. At the same time, Reuters notes that Netanyahu did not name a specific technology, saying only that we are talking about “digital means”, such as those used by the Israeli internal security service “Shin Bet.”
“We are one of the few countries with this ability, and we will use it. We must do everything as a government and as citizens, so as not to become infected and not to infect others.”
Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister