Eng. Nasser Sulaiman Al Nasser, stc Group CEO, has said that he is proud of the Kingdom's infrastructure in the way that it helped the country contain the repercussions of the Corona crisis on the economy.

Read more: stc Group CEO highlights central role of Kingdom’s infrastructure during pandemic

Etisalat and Dubai Police have announced a collaboration to launch an initiative which provides Etisalat customers with free access to the police’s website and mobile applications without consuming internet data.

Read more: Etisalat and Dubai Police launch new initiative to enhance safety and security

Kuwait Telecommunications Company – stc has announced that it has successfully implemented a data link connection between the International Hospital and the Ministry of Health (MOH) data center through its technological arm and Internet Service Provider (ISP) Qualitynet.

Read more: stc Kuwait collaborates with Ministry of Health in nation’s fight against COVID-19

Kuwait Telecommunications Company – stc has announced their distribution of 5,000 vouchers at Ambulance Centers to front-liners and at Kuwait International Airport in an effort to support and welcome citizens arriving back after being away from their home country for so long.

Read more: stc Kuwait advances humanitarian efforts amid pandemic with new initiative

The Covid-19 crisis enveloping millions of people around the world is also presenting a business opportunity for one tech sector: facial recognition.  Biometrics companies that make facial recognition hardware have adapted its technology to determine temperature. In recent weeks, many companies have been marketing technologies as capable of picking out who in a crowd is likely to have a fever, and thus a possible coronavirus case.

Read more: COVID-19: An opportunity for tech companies

In light of COVID-19, the Arab Information Communication Technologies Organization (AICTO) has decided to launch a special platform within the framework of unconventional plans elaborated in the Arab region and the world to cope with the exceptional circumstances.

Read more: New AICTO platform highlights Arab countries’ COVID-19 initiatives

Several countries fighting the coronavirus outbreak are using, or debating, phone apps that trace a person's movements and who they come into contact with, allowing authorities to keep track of infections and alert people in case of contagion risk.

Read more: Contact tracing apps: How countries are monitoring COVID-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) have announced their intention to work with telecommunication companies to urgently introduce a coronavirus text messaging service for the billions of people worldwide who aren’t able to connect to the internet for information.

Read more: ITU teams with WHO to introduce global Covid-19 text alerts

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