Africa’s leading digital TV operator StarTimes, has launched a Self-evaluation and Reference System, for all people in Africa to evaluate the risk of contracting the Coronavirus.
The system, which can be accessed through StarTimes ON, is a pre-diagnosis to relieve the pressure of the medical system and the risk of cross-infection caused by gathering in public areas such as hospital.
Amy Pang, the General Manager of Product Operation Department in StarTimes said, “As a company operating in Africa, StarTimes hopes to make full use of its own advantages to contribute to the common anti-pandemic war across the continent.
"We would like to make the most of our media platforms in sharing effective information and methods against the pandemic to benefit African people.”
The system would produce a preliminary evaluation and reference based on answers to several questions related to the current circumstances and recent experience of the user.
The steps are quite easy to follow online, and the user can get informed of the result just in a few seconds after submitting all the answers.
Co-developed by African and international experts organized by Tsinghua University, Chinese Medical Doctor Association and StarTimes companies in Africa, the system provides scientific reasoning from the answers based on the big data collected from applied cases of over 10 million people in 19 countries and areas as well as the latest experience against COVID-19.
The system has also been reviewed and approved by a panel of international authoritative experts in their respective fields before the official launch.
The entry of the COVID-19 Self-evaluation and Reference System is available on StarTimes ON in English, French, Portuguese and Swahili, and other languages to the public from March 27th.