This weekend, Moscow became the first confined Russian city. Under the orders of their mayor, the inhabitants of the capital must remain at home until further notice. Only a few exceptional trips are allowed, such as going to work when telework is not possible or shopping. To regulate these movements, the country would have decided to bet on a QR Code system, as in China.
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Police will scan QR Code
According to the site Meduza, each Muscovite must register on a website to create their personal QR Code. Each time he leaves and is arrested by a police officer, this QR Code will be scanned, which will keep a history of his exits. The objective of the Russian government is to avoid abuse in order to punish those who do not play the game.
QR codes will also be used for post-containment
In China, where the government has gone further with its Alipay Health Code (people who have seen people who are positive for the coronavirus see their rights limited), the health QR Code is still valid despite the end of confinement. To take public transport or go to the cinema, it is imperative to present a Green Health Code. Suspicious people do not have access to public places, in order to limit the spread of the virus. This did not prevent the Chinese government from changing its mind by announcing again the closure of cinemas, deemed insufficiently reliable.
In France, one may wonder how the authorities will manage after confinement. If it seems unlikely that normal life will resume overnight, a way will have to be found to ward off the sick from those who have not yet had the virus. It is unlikely that a single-use paper certificate will be effective enough for this.
Source: The Moscow Times