Bratislava, May 23 (TASR) – Home quarantine has started, but only for smartphones running the Android operating system for now, Prime Minister Igor Matovic (OLaNO) announced on Saturday social.
“People can’t wait any longer, so we’ll wait no longer and start home quarantine before we even get approvals from Apple and Google,” wrote Matovic. The Prime Minister noted that the application is only available for smartphones using the Android operating system and that those seeking quarantine at home can only use the Berg border crossing for the time being. “The police will inform people of the gradual addition of other border crossings,” said Matovic.
The home quarantine conditions remain the same. Those seeking home quarantine will only have to sign another declaration. By signing this declaration, they will take due note of the fact that the application has not yet been authorized by Apple and Google and that they assume this risk.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister announced that the same option would apply to all those who are temporarily quarantined on state premises from Sunday, May 24.
The smart quarantine application was originally scheduled to be launched on Friday 22 May when a large number of Slovaks seeking repatriation arrived at the border crossing in Jarovce-Kittsee. Some blocked traffic, causing delays at the border with Austria.
The basic conditions for undergoing quarantine in isolation at home include a smartphone equipped with a camera and positioning, a non-stop wifi connection or sufficient mobile data and a sufficiently strong mobile signal instead of ‘isolation.