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Bacolod-Silay Airport rolls out contact tracing system

The Bacolod-Silay Airport (BSA) is rolling out a coronavirus contact tracing system for its employees, passengers, and port users as part of its measures to curb the spread of the virus and to ensure the safety of everyone.

In a statement Friday, October 23, BSA said it will implement the mandatory use of the mobile application Traze within the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) offices and facilities under the directive issued by the Department of Transportation on October 9.

This is not only for CAAP and BSA personnel but for all airport users and passengers, it added.

It said that the Traze mobile application is “a nationwide and unified contact tracing app that automates manual contact tracing by using Quick Response (QR) code scanning without the use of Bluetooth and Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking.

How it works?

An in-app notification will be sent to users who may have come in contact with an identified Covid-19 positive patient so they can observe precautions and start self-isolation if symptoms occur.

The mobile application will cover the airport entrance, check-in counter, immigration counter, departure gate, arrival gate, baggage claim, airport taxi, while CAAP personnel and stakeholders will be required to use the application on entering its offices, buildings, and facilities.

Users can download the mobile application from their phone’s App Store.

For passengers who do not have a mobile phone, they can ask a family member to register them in the Traze app and print their Traze QR ID, or they can proceed to the “Malasakit Helpdesk” to register and print their Traze QR ID upon arrival at the airport.*

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