The government will launch a new mobile phone app to facilitate disease-control tracking of customers as shops reopen with the easing of the coronavirus lockdown.
Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said on Thursday that shop owners would register online for a QR code that would be placed in front of their shop.
Customers would use their mobile phone to scan the code as they enter and leave the premises.
“The ‘Thai Chana’ application will tell customers if their targeted shop, such as a barber, is still vacant enough to welcome them,” Dr Taweesilp said.
“Shopping centres will use the application when they open their rest areas, in addition to their already opened supermarkets and electrical appliance sales.”