China "Health Code" Smartphone App

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China "Health Code" Smartphone App

Post by RuneTheChookcha » Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:42 am

I am trying to understand how the china coronavirus app (a.k.a. "Alipay Health Code") works:

https://www.businessinsider.com/alibaba ... ode-2020-3

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-chin ... SKCN20K0LW

NY Times says that people are "required to use software on their smartphones that dictates whether they should be quarantined or allowed into subways, malls and other public spaces", and that "in some cities, residents now have to register their phone numbers with an app to take public transportation", and there are many public places which "require people to have a green code to be allowed":

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/01/busi ... lance.html

Does that mean, people are now required to always carry a smartphone?

What happens if one has no cell phone at all?

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Re: China "Health Code" Smartphone App

Post by eeuunikkeiexpat » Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:13 am

You are asking questions that have self-evident answers but I surmise that is your intent.

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