A group, COVID TESTNIGERIA, has launched a free web application designed to help users diagnose symptoms of the COVID-19, and get advice on the next line of action in total compliance with the international mitigation guidelines.
The web application was founded by prominent IT experts, Bukola Ogundipe and Joel Oyeyinka Popoola of the famous Rate Your Leader App, which allows abuse-free interaction between the electors and the elected.
According Popoola, the co-founder, the virtual resources offer an online screening tool, information about the disease, and some guidance on when to seek testing or emergency care.
“Also, the application can virtually make recommendations for government official intervention after test/diagnosis, for users with high and extreme risk of the virus.
“The application, http://www.covidtest.ng, is saddled with the responsibility of evaluating the feasibility of the platform as well as address whatever challenges that may arise.
“The primary objective of the novel technology is to checkmate the spread of the Coronavirus disease, which has killed close to a hundred thousand persons globally since its inception late December.’’
He added that, “We will dynamically develop updates to ensure simplicity and user-friendliness in the first few weeks of the launch.”
Popoola, who commended the effort of the federal government and its agencies especially the NCDC, urged prospective users to download the application, adding that all information and identity are considered confidential.
“Though built with facts from reputable sources including World Health Organisation, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Centre for Disease Control and National Health Scheme, the application does not absolve anyone from following the NCDC, local, state or Federal governments’ guidelines,’’ he said.
According to the initiators, the application is a feedback support which will enable the NCDC, relevant agencies and state governments know where to concentrate energy in the fight against the virus.