The Ministry of Posts has added a Chinese version of the QR code for people to download in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
An unnamed ministerial official said yesterday that this is in addition to the Khmer and English versions released on February 21 following the community incident on February 20.
“Since most of the locally transmitted cases are Chinese, QR codes in Chinese are now also available,” he said. “The ministry released the Chinese version yesterday (Sunday) evening.”
The ministry encourages more people to download QR barcodes and calls for more private and public Registration and display of barcodes at the entrance to its premises.
People visiting the premises must scan the QR code before entering.
This will allow businesses to monitor their activity and help with contact tracing for authorities in the event of a virus infection.
The system is designed to record people’s activities, but does not track everyone’s privacy.
Post and Telecommunications Minister Chea Vandeth said in announcing the QR code on February 21 that it is a system that will make it easier for health authorities to find a positive case of COVID-19 anywhere Related personnel.
From the date of publication to February 27, a total of 80,887 public and private institutions, restaurants, hotels and factories registered QR codes.
During this period, the Ministry of Health has recorded 2,466,196 scans.