general info NATIONWIDE CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED TO ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO USE COVID-19 TRACING APP
Nationwide Campaign Launched To Encourage Everyone To Use COVID-19 Tracing App
Updated on 21 May 2020

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has launched a nationwide campaign to encourage everyone to use ALHOSN UAE, the UAE’s official COVID-19 testing and contact tracing app, to protect themselves and their communities.

 

In a statement, the Ministry said while hundreds of thousands of people in the UAE are already shielding themselves from COVID-19 with ALHOSN UAE, it hopes the campaign will encourage every citizen and resident to use ALHOSN UAE, as the app relies on a high number of subscribers to ensure effectiveness.

 

Official spokesperson for the UAE health sector Dr. Farida Al Hosani, said, "The COVID-19 pandemic has produced unprecedented threats to our health and even our daily lives. So, to curb the spread of the virus, we need to stand united against it, with each of us contributing to this responsibility. This is a fight where our weapon is the unity of the UAE’s society and our shield is Alhosn. The app helps us protect ourselves by making it easier and faster for health authorities to notify us if we come in to contact with someone who has COVID-19. It also helps us protect our loved ones as the earlier we are notified then the more effectively we can protect those around us. And, finally, it protects our community by facilitating contact tracing on a national level, containing the spread of COVID-19 faster.” 

 

Dr. Farida Al Hosani also stated, "Alhosn is our fast-track ticket to curb the spread and our protective shield against any future pandemics."

 

ALHOSN UAE is available in Arabic, English and Hindi and cane be can be downloaded at the Apple App Store, Google Play, Galaxy and Huawei AppGallery stores. 

 

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