Crowd Store Finder Helps during Period of Covid-19 ECQ
By EDD K. USMAN
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(SDN) — CROWD STORE FINDER is here, a great help in these critical and trying times of Covid-19 pandemic.
Award-winning tech-savvy millennial Trinmar Boado and his team have created an, what else, online app to help people look for and find establishments that are doing business — meaning, open — during the Luzon Lockdown, or the period of Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ).
President Rodrigo R. Duterte ordered the ECQ following the spread and transmission of the 2019-novel coronavirus (2019-n CoV) among Filipinos initially in Metro Manila, or the National Capital Region (NCR). Sooner than later, Covid-19, the official name of the disease cause by the SARS CoV-2 virus, reached the shores of the Visayas and Mindanao.
He is a Full Stack Web Developer and Hybrid Mobile Developer, and Consultant, and also gives training on various tech subject matters.
Boado, winner of Multisys Technologies’ Clash of Codes II, and works at the Metals Industry Research and Development Center of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-MIRDC), appealed for help in populating the app he and his team cooked up in response to the ECQ, during which people’s movements are strongly regulated to prevent the further spread and transmission of the deadly virus.
The 2019-n CoV originated in Hubei province’s Wuhan City, the epicenter of the December outbreak of the pandemic in China. And soon 160 countries are now battling the pandemic.
In the Philippines, per the Department of Health (DOH) in its 4 p.m. Covid-19 Case Bulletin #010, there are 552 total confirmed cases after 90 new cases have been reported. Total number of patients who recently recovered from the virus, 20; deaths have risen to 35.
Worldwide, confirmed cases have increased to 382,644; fatalities at 16,587; recovered from Covid-19 at more than 101,000, according to the Covid-19 Dashboard of the Johns Hopkins University.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said 190 countries, areas or territories are now battling the virusus.
Why the Crowd Store Finder
“We’ve created an app based on Covid-19 pandemic situation. It’s a community-based or crowd-sourced information of available banks/ATMs, stores and pharmacies which are badly needed at this pandemic survival time,” he said.
Boado called for volunteers and contributors to help populate the app’s map and “build a caring community.”
Before the imposition of the ECQ, the President declared a state of public health emergency in response to the critical period. (SDN)