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MTX has launched its Disease Monitoring and Control app to provide real-time Covid-19 insights to government agencies, health officials, and airports.

The MTX Disease Monitoring and Control app offers insights regarding the prediction of at-risk communities and disease growth rates.

In addition, the app provides immediate clinical attention to infected people and aims to help limit the spread of the virus to at-risk communities.

MTX Group CEO Das Nobel said: “We are very proud to partner with the state government agencies to respond to the urgent request to help monitor and control the coronavirus outbreak.

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“This system can be utilised for all epidemics across the nation to contain / limit the spread of disease.”

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced new rules regarding aircraft arrivals from China, rerouting the flight arrivals to eleven major airports in the country. This came into effect from 2 February.

In line with the order, the MTX Disease Monitoring and Control app linked all the passengers arriving into the country with the system to implement the 14-day mandatory virtual quarantine process.

Passengers were able to access ‘an easy-to-use system’ to report any illness symptoms and connect with health organisations and hospitals if necessary.

The company is currently planning to extend the app to offer similar capabilities to local health organisations for treating symptomatic and at-risk patients.

Nobel added: “MTX values personal data privacy and security and will require consent of all individuals who enroll in the programme.”

The Covid-19 epidemic has so far killed more than 3,100 people and infected more than 90,000 people around the world. The US currently has 91 confirmed coronavirus cases, with six deaths.