If your first thought on the link between cellphones and coronavirus is to get the disinfectant out, you’d be doing the right thing, but you’d also be missing something very important. Cellphone GPS tracking is a simple way to track and monitor the spread of coronavirus.
It’s not as “out there” as it might seem – in fact, some governments in Asia have already given it a try, often with a great degree of success.
A website built to share research by a team from the University of Oxford proclaims it is possible to stop the epidemic by leveraging both location data and contact data. It is recognized that coronavirus can be stopped from spreading by isolating people, as the virus doesn’t move itself and needs people to move around to propagate it. If you can find out where the infected people are, you can slow or stop the spread of the disease.