Contxto – There are countries in Latin America that don’t want to take any chances with coronavirus (Covid-19). One prime example is Colombia. And that’s because its government mandated a 20-day quarantine period starting March 25 and ending on April 13.
Although this doesn’t apply for everyone. Delivery workers, healthcare professionals, pharmacies, supermarkets, as well as other essential service providers and producers are allowed to move about.
But it can be hard to keep tabs on who’s who.
So to help authorities on the matter is Colombian Truora. Correspondingly the startup developed a system through which a person’s identity is validated. Its platform will be available for use throughout the entire country.
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Truora joins the fight
Bogota-based Truora specializes in developing software for fraud prevention. That obviously implies that it’s got the tech and background to validate a person’s identity. But this time, the startup is teaming up with the Colombian government to verify that the people out on the streets are authorized to do so during the 20-day quarantine period.
Truora developed a platform on which businesses that are authorized to circulate can register their employees’ information. In turn, the government will refer to this platform to validate the identity and permit of those who are out and about.
For example, let’s say there’s a Rappi deliverer on his way to pick up some medicine at a nearby pharmacy for a user. As he’s hopping onto his motorcycle, our Rappitendero is stopped by a police officer who requests to see some valid ID.
The information on this ID card, known in Colombia as cédula ciudadana, should match what’s stored on Truora’s platform and to which the officer has access to.
If everything checks out, our Rappitendero should be on his merry way.
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