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China’s showing delivery person’s body temperature on the app: Is this the future?

People wait for the train at the Hankou Railway Station in Wuhan as travel restrictions for leaving the city, the epicentre of a global coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, are lifted and people will be allowed to leave the city via road, rail and air, in Wuhan, Hubei, China April 8, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song
People wait for the train at the Hankou Railway Station in Wuhan as travel restrictions for leaving the city, the epicentre of a global coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, are lifted and people will be allowed to leave the city via road, rail and air, in Wuhan, Hubei, China April 8, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song (REUTERS)

Is this what our world is going to be like post the Covid-19 pandemic?

After 11 weeks of lockdown, China has started opening Wuhan, the epicentre of the Covid-19 outbreak. Local authorities are allowing anyone with a 'green' code on a widely-used smartphone health app to leave.

However, concerns are still rampant. And in order to ensure safety, China is reacting to the situation faster than ever before.

One of the developments towards precautions, China is showing the body temperature of the delivery person on the mobile app. A screenshot shared by Derek Anderson on Twitter shows a rider with the body temperature displayed prominently.

However, it seems that China has been doing this for at least two months now. A Twitter user with the handle ZhugeEx replied to Anderson that this has been on for at least two months now and that temperature checks are done regularly.  

These temperature checks are not just limited to the driver but also to the people preparing the food. The tweet also notes that information is displayed on the receipt as well.

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