Qatar To Launch Ehteraz App To Help Combat Coronavirus

During the Supreme Committee for Crisis Management (SCCM) meeting held on 9th April 2020, H E Lulwah Al-Khater announced that Qatar was going to launch ‘Ehteraz’ – a smartphone application which will perform multiple services to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

“Soon & after weeks of collaborative work with Ministry Of Transport and Communications, and Ministry Of Public Health, an android & IOS compatible app EHTERAZ (means precaution) will be launched. Helps you & medical teams better identify COVID-19 transmission chains & accelerates medical help.” H E Lulwah Al-Khater added to her Twitter account.

There are three main aims of the Ehteraz App:

  1. To strengthen prevention measures and limit the spread of the coronavirus. The application assists in identifying disease transmission chains, alerting individuals and stakeholders to expedite the provision of medical support and prioritizing testing.
  2. Show the latest developments and statistics.
  3. Receive awareness instructions.


The Ehteraz app will ensure:

  1. Follow-up on those who are in quarantine and ensure their permanent presence at home or hotel during the period.
  2. Official bodies can reach as quickly as possible the persons suspected of being infected and provide the necessary health care for the same.
  3. Will alert if coming in contact with infected people. Using a QR Code, the app will colour-tag and show if individuals are in quarantine, tested, negative, positive of coronavirus. By sourcing health information automatically from competent authorities, the profile of each user is linked to the QR code shown according to the following categories:

Green: Healthy individuals with no symptoms or those with negative outcomes.
Grey: Suspected cases, individuals who have symptoms, or are in contact with positive cases and have not been examined.
Yellow: It is intended for personnel in quarantine facilities.
Red: For individuals who have been tested and the result is positive.

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