A travel log of the times in South Korea: Mapping the movements of coronavirus carriers
The idea is to let the public know, via a central website and regional text messages, if they may have crossed paths with carriers, whose names are not made public.
But where some people perceive good intentions, others see Big Brother.
The extensive tracking initiative has raised questions about how to reconcile public health protection and privacy — a growing point of tension in many places around the world as the pandemic spreads.
Others nations in Asia quickly adopted their own version of South Korea’s infection mapping.
Singapore’s government hosts a website that includes the age, gender and occupation of all its coronavirus patients — and where they traveled recently.
Japan’s Health Ministry has maintained caution about the release of personal travel history and other details, but some Japanese regions have made public information about patients’ movements, including to gyms, restaurants and hospitals.
But challenges are brewing in South …continued .
[Source: Washington Post]