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Caloocan LGU vows confidentiality of info from 'quarantine wristbands'

Caloocan City's quarantine wristband

The local government of Caloocan City on Saturday assured the public that private information and confidentiality are secured for residents who will undergo a swab test and will be required to wear "quarantine wristbands."

"Meron naman po tayong IATF [guideline] na 'yung sa mga data or confidentiality na tinatawag. Ang lahat lamang ng nakakaalam na data ay ang ating Command Center. Hindi namin ito ibinibigay sa public para maproteksyunan din ang ating mga kababayan," Caloocan City Administrator Engineer Oliver Hernandez said in a Laging Handa public briefing.

Further, late reported cases of COVID-19 could now be avoided with residents' use of wristbands, Hernandez added.

"In this case, maiiwasan na po ang mga ganu'ng late cases kasi mamo-monitor na namin kung ano na ho 'yung activity ng mga pasyenteng taga-Caloocan."

Residents who will be given a wristband must connect the band to their phones and check-in twice a day.

Those with no internet connection can check-in by going to the barangay hall.

The system will be able to monitor where and how far a resident goes from his or her quarantine area. —LBG, GMA News