As different World Capitals are struggling to enforce the Quarantines for its Citizens, Turkey has come up with a unique idea as it has decided to track the mobile phones of the citizens diagnosed with a novel coronavirus to ensure that they not break the Quarantine.
The latest Turkish Government attempt could be seen as a latest effort to protect its citizens from the further spread Coronavirus Epidemic.
Turkey is also affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic as 34,000 patients have been confirmed with the virus and 725 deaths have been reported till Tuesday.
According to Reuters report, Turkey will start tracking the smartphones and will send message each time they leave their designated Quarantine zones.
All such patients will be immediately asked to return to their designed Quarantine Zones or homes and Police will take necessary action against all those people violating the coronavirus quarantine rules.
It is important to mention that there is a provision in Turkish Law that allows the processing and monitoring of personal data without the consent of the user in exceptional cases.
In order to control the Pandemic, Ankara has taken several strict measures to enforce social distancing, closing schools, markets and quarantining some town.
The President of the Country Tayyip Erdogan has called on its citizens to remain in their homes by imposing their self quarantine.
The Senior Turkish Government Official confirmed that the Government will make all necessary steps to ensure that the collected data will not be used for any other aim rather than the control of Covid-19 Pandemic.
There are several countries in the world, as China, South Korea and Singapore, which have asked its citizens to track their beloved ones with Quarantines, but privacy activists believed that such activities can compromise individual liberties.
Furthermore, the European Union reportedly is also making efforts for using digital technology and mobile apps to track their compliance, aiming to use better use of digitization by addressing the privacy of its citizens.