Aman app for COVID-19 detection no longer mandatory: PM

Jordan

Published: 2021-04-22 20:45

Last Updated: 2021-05-07 23:23


Aman app for COVID-19 detection no longer mandatory: PM
Aman app for COVID-19 detection no longer mandatory: PM

Thursday, Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh announced through an official letter, that use of the Aman app will no longer be mandatory.

The Aman app detects the locations of those infected with COVID-19, while notifying users if they have been in contact with them. 

According to Aman's website, the application came as part of Jordan’s integrated COVID-19 control strategy.

"The app is a privacy-conscious, exposure detection app that allows coronavirus positive people to anonymously notify their recent person-to-person contacts using digital technology."

This App was developed for Jordan's Ministry of Health by 'COVID-19 JOTECH COMMUNITY', a group of tech-savvy volunteers who aim to leverage Jordan’s tech talent in fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

This was done by:

1) Providing the Jordanian government with the necessary support by delivering research, consulting and execution capabilities

2) Ensuring that government is well-informed about the current use of technology and data around the world and adapting it to the Jordanian context

3) Resourcing volunteers and partners to support the government in the execution of technological initiatives.