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Caloocan taps Q-Bands for contact tracing 

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Caloocan City uses quarantine wristbands (Q-bands) to speed up contact tracing of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients.

City Administrator Oliver Hernandez in a public briefing said the local government can now monitor the movement or the whereabouts of probable COVID-19 patients wearing Q-bands through a geographic information system (GIS) installed in it.

With this, Hernandez said, they will know the location of the contacts of probable COVID-19 patients in case they test positive.

“Meron din pong GIS ito ‘no, so lahat po ng pasyente, kung saan nagmula, for example sa isang barangay, maququalify na po natin kung hanggang saang area ‘yung pe-pwedeng pinuntahan ng ating positive patients (It has GIS. So we’ll know the location of the patients and the areas where they went),” Hernandez said.

Sikini Labastilla, the city’s contact tracing team head, told Manila Bulletin the Q-Bands let the local government know “visually” where the virus may spread or starts to spread.

“Kasi sa console namin, nakikita namin kung saan yung mga dikit dikit na cases. Visually, makikita namin yung mga case, mga naka-home quarantine… so easier to track the spread of the virus (We will see in our system the clustering of cases. We will see the people under home quarantine. So it will be easier for us to track the spread of the virus),” he said.

“Easier…na makita kung sino yung mga dapat i-test just in case mag turn out positive. Ibig sabihin, uy dumadami na dito, so let’s contain the area (It will be easier to know who are those who needs to be tested just in case probable patients turn out positive. We will know if there are already clustering of cases),” he added.

Aside from probable cases or those who are still awaiting test results, Labastilla said, some of the city’s frontliners will likewise get Q-Bands. This way, they will be able to identify those who have been exposed to them should they test positive for COVID-19.

“So we’re seeing now the movement, where they’ve been, the tracks. Hindi lang yung exact location nya, pati yung kung saan sya dumaan. Kung saan nagtipon tipon (Not only their exact location, but where they went, passed through and gathered),” he explained.

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