Safer Communities and Workplaces With Coronavirus COVID-19 Blockchain Monitor

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, March 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Public Health Blockchain Consortium ( has announced the release of a monitoring blockchain for the systematic, continual, and anonymous verification of communities and workplaces that are free from coronavirus COVID-19, and other high-risk viruses, bacteria and fungi, to assist them in staying free of potentially life-threatening diseases.

“Unlike traditional infectious disease surveillance that focuses on infected persons, this is a system that monitors the movement of uninfected persons instead, with a view to restricting their return if they have passed through areas known to be infected,” says Ayon Hazra, CEO of Qlikchain, the administrator for the PHBC. “PHBC’s virus-free monitoring blockchain can automatically identify zones with and without validated incident reports by integrating real-time information from virus surveillance providers with artificial intelligence (AI) and geographical information systems (GIS). Those areas without validated reports of contamination are elevated to safe zone status. Communities and workplaces can maintain such safe zone status if they restrict access to anonymously identified persons and only allow movement to and from other safe zones. This method enables communities and workplaces to effectively protect uninfected persons.”

The blockchain stores a workplace’s or community’s protection certificate from security organizations or government bodies to assure that all persons who enter a safe zone are continuously monitored. Those who have previously entered an infected area are required to remain in a quarantine zone before they are permitted into a safe zone. Communities can also provide isolated places of residence to incoming visitors, who are anonymously monitored for a specified period of time. If these visitors do not develop any symptoms, they may join the general community. For example, secure residential resorts may require new…

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