Japan Cabinet secretariat reveals Japan adopt PEPP-PT style contact tracing Apps. (1)

New Coronavirus Infectious Disease Control Tech Team “Tech team” Secretariat reveals Japan adopt PEPP-PT style contact tracing Apps.

Tech team belongs to Cabinet Secretariat.

Tech team held 3rd Anti-Covid-19 Tech Team meeting on the 8 th May.The meeting details can be reached here. (only in Japanese)

Reference No1 is “approach for introduction of contact confirmation application  (plan)”

In this plan,tech team has a plan to introduce PEPP-PT style distributer style contact tracing app and system.According to Tech team,Japan has a plan to app system will be connected with national grasping and managing system for Novel Coronavirus infected person (tentative name).So the app is only playing role to “confirmation”,so the team calls part of apps as “contact confirmation apps”.

Below is the translation of Reference No1 slides.

approach (plan) for introduction of contact confirmation application

May 8, 2nd year

New Coronavirus Infectious Disease Control Tech Team Secretariat

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Purpose of contact confirmation app

  • You can use your smartphone to (1) confirm your own behavior changes , and (2) when you find yourself infected. Assuming privacy protection and consent , the rich contact will be notified and the rich contact will be expected to move to Health observation smoothly by enabling registration to the national grasping and managing system for Novel Coronavirus infections (tentative name) .
  • For accurate understanding of the situation of positive people and statistical surveys, etc., the national grasping and managing system for Novel Coronavirus infections (tentative name) .
  Contact confirmation app

 

(Reference) national grasping and managing system for Novel Coronavirus infected person (tentative name) .
Main user Residents / residents in Japan

 

Public health centers, medical institutions, etc.

 

Timing of use

 

Until virus positive testing result Positive result or After the contact with positive person

 

Purpose •         Confirmation of changes in one’s own behavior

•         Enabling Rich contact person to register national grasping and managing system for Novel Coronavirus infections (tentative name) .

 

Reducing the burden of the Public health authority

Grasping the positive infected person correctly

Grasping the contacts with positive infected person

Main features

 

Recording of contact status with others on the devices.

Notification of the contact confirmation with positive user.

Grasping the positive infected person situation

Information sharing

Producing data

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Relationship between the contact confirmation application and national grasping and managing system for Novel Coronavirus infected person (tentative name) .

Basic countermeasure policy for new coronavirus infectious disease control (excerpt)

” The government will introduce a mechanism to implement at an early stage an efficient infection control and understanding of infection status , including utilization of technologies such as contact confirmation apps and SNS ,and will lead to more effective cluster measures cooperating with the Ministry of Health, Labor and Work. ”

“To prevent the spread, we will try to let people know that it is effective to understand the infection status of the entertainment participants by utilizing technologies such as contact confirmation applications and SNS that are being considered for introduction.

amended on  May 4, 2nd year, Resolved the headquarters for new coronavirus infectious diseases

Considering the concrete implementation of a contact confirmation application in a form that properly cooperates with  national grasping and managing system for Novel Coronavirus infected person (under implementation).

  1. Contact confirmation application
  • Promote behavioral change by grasping contact history through the app.
  • Introducing contact person to register to national grasping and managing system for Novel Coronavirus infected person.
  • Preserving the individual privacy only collect minimized information
  1. National grasping and managing system for Novel Coronavirus infected person
  • efficiently collect the information about the patient and share between stake holders.
  • Reducing the burden of the Public health authority
  • Utilising for epidemiologic research preserving individuals.

Slides continues,