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CIO Guide: How Location Services Can Help Mitigate COVID-19 Spread

Published: 15 April 2020

ID: G00723899

Analyst(s): Pedro Pacheco, Annette Zimmermann, Tim Zimmerman

Summary

Many governments are focusing on population confinement as a way to stop COVID-19 propagation, but often with slow progress. CIOs can use this research to explain how location-based technologies can be leveraged to track virus spread, inform the population and raise enforcement measures.

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