The COVID-19 ERSDEL system, which provides an early warning of the risk of coronavirus infection, was installed and configured by 300,000 people in the first three days of its launch in Mongolia. According to Google and Apple, the penetration is faster than in other countries. When about 1 million people use it in our country, the introduction of this system will be effective and citizens will be able to protect themselves. This will greatly contribute to the health sector to reduce the spread of infection.
HOW TO USE THE COVID-19 ERSDEL SYSTEM?
If your phone has an android operating system, you will install the COVID-19 ERSDEL application on your phone. If you have iOS, go to your phone’s Settings and enable Exposure Notification. Settings can be set to iOS 12.5 or 13.7 or later. Also, if you want to use this system in Mongolian, you will change your mobile phone system language to MONGOLIAN.
If the result of your PCR test for a coronavirus infection is POSITIVE, a confirmation link from the State Emergency Commission will be sent to your mobile phone. Click on the confirmation link and let your close contacts to know that you have been infected with confidential information.
Those notifications will be sent to the people who have been close to you for more than 15 minutes at a distance of 2 meters. Contact people can click on the link on their mobile phone, fill out a questionnaire, and decide whether to isolate themselves or get tested.
In order to work on the system, you need to keep your Bluetooth on at all times. At this time, your location and personal information will not be collected or transmitted.
HOW WAS THE COVID-19 ERSDEL SYSTEM INTRODUCED IN MONGOLIA?
A.Amarbayar from Amazon and his team open-source Mongolian developers, contacted Apple and Google to express their interest to launch the system in Mongolia in November 2020. It continued successfully with the cooperation of organizations such as the Onom Foundation, Gerege Systems LLC, Communications and Information Technology Authority, and the Ministry of Health as well as State Emergency Commission and the System was introduced to the public in Mongolia in April 19, 2021.