KUALA LUMPUR / SINGAPORE – 2 APRIL 2020 – W a leading software development company in Malaysia, and ProximaX are jointly developing a Coronavirus (COVID-19) tracing application solution as a voluntary contribution. This cutting-edge app will be a decentralized solution powered by the ProximaX infrastructure and development platform.
In view of the seriousness of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Quocent Sdn Bhd and ProximaX decided to develop the application for use by governments to implement crucial activities such as identifying cases and dispensing medication to patients afflicted with the virus.
Quocent Sdn Bhd, a ProximaX systems integrator has been developing efficient software applications in the healthcare domain. In addition, Quocent Sdn Bhd has also developed preventive healthcare solutions aimed at assisting people to implement preventive healthcare measures.
According to the World Health Organization (“WHO”) Situation Report 72 dated 1st April 2020, there were 823 626 confirmed reported cases worldwide with 40 598 deaths. It is estimated that the virus has spread to at least 197 countries.
Governments have been scrambling to contain the spread of this contagious virus and at the same time provide medical assistance to infected people. Many countries have implemented movement control and social distancing measures and some have gone so far as to have complete nationwide lockdowns to contain the spread. In Malaysia, a total of 142 new cases were reported bringing the total cases to 2,908 as of 1st April 2020. The death toll currently stands at 45, more than double from just a week ago.
The crippling effects of COVID-19 in Malaysia has spurred Quocent Sdn Bhd and ProximaX to jointly collaborate to develop an effective and cost-efficient tool utilizing cutting-edge decentralized technology to assist the Malaysian government stem the spread of this deadly virus. Given the urgency of the situation, both companies are working at breakneck speed to complete the solution. It is also hoped that this solution can be used globally.