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Japan distributes 2,000 iPhones to quarantined cruise passengers

Coronavirus: Japan distributes 2,000 iPhones to quarantined cruise passengers

China is undoubtedly the country that is suffering the most from the Coronavirus. But, as we know, the virus has already spread to dozens of countries, including Japan. There, one of the most emblematic cases is that of thousands of people (apparently 3,600) who are “trapped” aboard the Diamond Princess cruise.

According to the Japanese blog Macotakara, the Ministry of Health of Japan decided to distribute about 2,000 iPhones (with service enabled by the operator SoftBank) among passengers so that every cabin has a phone, facilitating access to the app created by them – which, in turn, allows passengers to talk to a doctor.

Of course, most passengers have their own phones, but the problem is that the app in question is only available on the Japanese App Store – and since not everyone is registered on the country’s App Store / Google Pay, it gets more complicated .

To date, more than 100 people inside the ship – which has been quarantined since last week – have been confirmed to be carriers of the Coronavirus.

via 9to5Mac