Posted on: August 5, 2020 Posted by: Fridah Okachi Comments: 0

Message alert went viral on whatsapp group informing members of the public that a covid -19 sensor has been installed on androids phones.

Apparently, there was misleading information that the phones were disrupted over the weekend when the phone was being installed for covid 19 sensor.

Mtaani radio fact checking desk has confirmed that the covid 19 exposure notifications is on the Google account and not Google settings. This being one of the services to be provided by Google Company.

Installing the covid 19 exposure notifications or finishing setting up participating app will be required to download from your public health authority app that will help someone to share information on the app that will help people that you have been in contact with.

The app indicates that if someone has been exposed to someone who has shared they have covid 19; the app will give instant notification and give further instructions on what to do.

This story was produced by Fridah Okachi at Mtaani newsroom in partnership with Code for Africa’s iLAB data journalism programme, with support from Deutsche Welle Akademie’.’