COVID-19 Contact Confirming Application

COVID-19 Contact Confirming Application

What is COCOA? COCOA is an app developed by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, that informs you if you have been in close contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19.
The app ensures privacy connecting via Bluetooth, and will not disclose people's identity.
What happens when I use the app? If you use this app, in case you've contracted COVID-19, you may be able to get tested before passing the infection to other persons.
If many people use COCOA, it will reduce the spread of the infection of COVID-19.
Will my privacy be upheld? COCOA requires no name, phone or E-mail address.
The data will only be recorded in the smartphone and automatically deleted after 14 days.
No government or other personnel will see or collect any data or your personal information.
Does it use GPS? No GPS is required. No data will be recorded.
What kind of information will I receive? When a COVID-19 carrier registers with the app, you will be notified if you have been in close contact with the individual for more than 15 minutes and within approximately 1 meter in the last 14 days.
After you received the information... You will receive the telephone number of a consultation counter after you follow the instructions in the app.
You can also get the information on how to get an inspection.

※This article based on website of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfares.

https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/cocoa_00138.html