Type of Intervention: New Tool / Service / Body
Sectors Involved: Health, Communication and IT
Intervention Categories: Education and awareness
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Minister of Information Technology, Communication and Innovation
Overview: A mobile application on Covid-19, beSafeMoris, launched. Developed by Mauritius Telecom in collaboration with the Ministry of Information Technology, Communications and Innovation, and the Ministry of Health and Wellness, the beSafeMoris mobile application allow users to get real time information from the Ministry of Health and Wellness regarding topics about public health and safety measures that can be taken to stay healthy in Mauritius.
Full details here: http://www.govmu.org/English/News/Pages/beSafeMoris-Mobile-application-on-Covid-19-launched.aspx
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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: The Computer Emergency Response Team of Mauritius (CERT-MU), a division of the National Computer Board, operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Information Technology, Communication and Innovation has noted that fake news and information related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) are being posted and shared on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Whatsapp.