China-WHO cooperation suggested in global health passport
Beijing, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) Observers in China suggested on Wednesday that the Asian country support the World Health Organization (WHO) in creating a platform to manage global passports providing some information such as vaccination data and Covid-19 test results.
Xiang Ligang, manager of the information technology sector, suggested that China provides its experience in technology and implementation of code anchored to personal telephones to detect if an individual is at risk of Covid-19 contagion.
According to Ligang, WHO would ensure the independence, transparency and data protection of the system, as well as establish the rules and proceedings of use.
I could get the mechanism up and running in two or three months if other nations join this project, and I even have it fully ready for Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. Xiang's initiative follows WHO's concerns over the granting of an international health certificate in China, as part of the plan to resume its citizens' travel abroad amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
The vaccine passport contains an encrypted code to protect person´s particulars. It includes information about vaccinations and test results, and it will only allow appropriate authorities to check if carrier is or not healthy.
Those who possess it (vaccine passport) will be exempted from mandatory 14-day quarantine upon they arrive in China, and will also be able to move freely across the country without performing new nucleic or molecular acid tests (swabbing).
But the WHO called attention to this, because the issue requires adapting international health regulations. There are still many problems with immunization and the efficacy of some substances against SARS-CoV2 mutations is yet to be determined.
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