It had to happen. A clever app developer in the mainland has created a WeChat mini-program that tracks all reported cases of COVID-19 and shows them on a map, in real time. Anyone can see where they are – especially if they are nearby.
Based on the official data available and the user’s real-time location, the mini program labels on the map the nearby locations where suspected or confirmed cases of the coronavirus have been discovered. Moreover, those who had used the public transportation network can also type in their route numbers to check whether there were any infected passengers along the way.
Another useful feature in the program is the real-time alert of the online stores which have stocks of face masks and disinfectants. Here’s the QR code of the mini program (in Chinese only):