On April 19, 2021, the State Emergency Commission of Mongolia, in cooperation with Apple and Google, introduced the COVID-19 ERSDEL system, which is used by more than 130 million people in more than 60 countries, to detect the risk of coronavirus infection. To date, the system has been used by 631,444 people in Mongolia to protect themselves and others from the pandemic.
The COVID-19 ERSDEL system allows citizens to be notified promptly of possible coronavirus infections. It also plays a key role in facilitating the detection and surveillance of patients and contacts with coronavirus infection.
A total of 1,552,172 people received text messages confirming that they had been infected with the coronavirus, and 161,188 people who had first contact filled out a short questionnaire and isolated themselves
HOW DOES THE COVID-19 ERSDEL SYSTEM WORK?
Everyone needs to install the COVID-19 ERSDEL system on their smartphone and turn on BLUETOOTH. At this point, your phone will use Bluetooth technology to exchange security codes with the smartphones of other people close to you. This will allow you to exchange the security code with the mobile phones of people who have been close to you for more than 15 minutes at a distance of 2 meters.
If your PCR test is POSITIVE, you will receive a text message from eruul.gerege.mn on your mobile phone. Upon clicking on the link in the notification, the citizen will automatically log in to the COVID-19 ERSDEL system, share the test results with others within 24 hours, and alert those close to them that they may be infected. Please note that your personal and location information will not be stored in the COVID-19 ERSDEL system and will not be transmitted.
Using the COVID-19 ERSDEL system to share test results with others can help reduce the spread of the Covid-19 virus and protect families and loved ones from the pandemic.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN THE COVID-19 ERSDEL SYSTEM?
This system uses Bluetooth technology, which changes every few minutes and creates a random number sequence, so your phone’s Bluetooth must be turned on. When Bluetooth is turned on, it doesn’t charge your phone.
This system does not track or collect citizen location information
Your personal information will not be collected, stored or transmitted.
Data will not be lost
If you are close to an infected person and you may be infected, you will be notified.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSTALLING COVID-19 ERSDEL SYSTEM ON YOUR MOBILE PHONE
If you use an iPhone, the operating system can be configured from the “Settings” menu on versions 12.5, 13.7 or later.
iOS -Settings – Exposure Notification – Turn on “Turn On Exposure Notifications”. Click the Continue button, select Mongolia from there, and click the AGREE button.
For Android, you can download the COVID19 ERSDEL application from the Playstore.
For Android phones, search for the Ersdel keyword in the Play Store, install the Covid-19 Risk app, and click the Allow button.