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    Covid-19: Partnerships to Measure Social Isolation Index

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    Covid-19: Partnerships to Measure Social Isolation Index: Indicators will assist the City in defining actions to combat the New Coronavirus and in assessing compliance with quarantine rules

    Covid-19: Established Partnerships to Measure Social Isolation Index

    Following the trend in other locations, both in the State of São Paulo and in Brazil. Not to mention, other regions around the planet. In the city of Santo André, through its City Hall, 02 (two) partnerships were made with the objective of measuring and or measuring the current Social Isolation Index in the City , due to Covid-19 or Novo Coronavirus.  The indicators will assist management in defining actions to combat the New Coronavirus and in assessing compliance with the quarantine rules.

    One of the partnerships was signed with the Brazilian Association of Telecommunications Resources – ABR Telecom, which has among its associated mobile phone operators as:

    • Tim,
    • Vivo,
    • Clear is
    • Oi,

    and analyzes information on the movement of cell phones, forming a compilation of data that allows measuring the isolation of the population .

    How is the Measurement Methods?

    The measurement is made by calculating the position of the devices in relation to the operators’ antennas, creating a displacement map that allows defining the social distance index . The operator of Italian origin, Tim, one of those involved in the action, has a vast operation in Santo André and is one of the partners of the Bureau of Technological Services.

    The second platform is from the company In Loco, a startup that receives location information for security and fraud prevention purposes. The program is present in more than 100 delivery, retail and banking applications, for example, and collects data that is sent to the startup’s central. The information that reaches the database is anonymous. The company knows where each user has been, but there is no possibility of knowing who is who.

    Planning and Strategic Affairs Secretary

    In the assessment of the Secretary of Planning and Strategic Affairs of the City Hall, Pedro Seno, the objective of the partnerships is to improve decision-making so that the administration’s measures are increasingly assertive.

    “We are very fond of the quality of information that has subsidized the government’s actions to combat the crisis. With these two systems, we will be able to analyze the level of isolation of the population, including neighborhood by neighborhood, in order to make more assertive decisions that allow people’s lives to return to normal as soon as possible ”, said Pedro Seno.

    “We are very fond of the quality of information that has subsidized the government’s actions to combat the crisis. With these two systems, we will be able to analyze the level of isolation of the population, including neighborhood by neighborhood, in order to make more assertive decisions that allow people’s lives to return to normal as soon as possible ”, said Pedro Seno.

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    In both the partnership with ABR Telecom and the startup In Loco, the Municipality of Santo André will not have access to individual user data, such as phone numbers or names. The municipality will receive only the social isolation indexes, which will be used to direct actions to Combat Covid-19. In both partnerships, there will be no costs for municipal coffers.

    “At this first moment, across the state, only Santo André, Campinas and the Government of São Paulo managed a partnership to carry out this type of measurement of social isolation. This initiative, articulated by the Santo André Technological Park, is yet another action by the City Hall at this time of world crisis ”, commented the Secretary for Development and Employment Generation, Evandro Banzato.

    “At this first moment, across the state, only Santo André, Campinas and the Government of São Paulo managed a partnership to carry out this type of measurement of social isolation. This initiative, articulated by the Santo André Technological Park, is yet another action by the City Hall at this time of world crisis ”, commented the Secretary for Development and Employment Generation, Evandro Banzato.

    Covid-19: Partnerships to Measure Social Isolation Index: Indicators will assist the City in defining actions to combat the New Coronavirus and in assessing compliance with quarantine rules

    APPs or APP

    The technology has been an ally of the Municipality of Santo André in the fight against the New Coronavirus . The municipality made the Qualisaúde Santo André application available for download, where the citizen can inform about symptoms, receive guidance on how to protect themselves from the virus and how to proceed in case of suspected contamination. The app is available for Android and will be released for iOS in the coming days.

    The City Hall also uses monitoring panels that provide real-time information about the pandemic, such as confirmed cases, deaths and the occupation of beds in health facilities, including field hospitals.

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