MAASIN CITY, January 14 (PIA) — Maasin City Mayor Nacional Mercado moves to work with the provincial government of Southern Leyte to come up with only one QR code system within the province.
This, after the current system posed a problem wherein QR code holders of the province (ACTS) cannot be detected when they visit or have transactions in Maasin City, and in the same manner for the city QR code holders (ARK) in going to other municipalities.
The city government of Maasin has operationalized its QR code system, the ARK Contact Tracing System, for its contact tracing activities, and was shortly followed by the provincial government establishing its QR code system, ACTS, in all the municipalities of Southern Leyte.
Mayor Mercado, during the Laging Handa Network Briefing today hosted by PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar, said that a letter of intent was earlier sent to Governor Damian Mercado that signified his willingness to integrate the city’s QR code to that of the province.
“Last Monday, it was agreed that Maasin City LGU will designate administrators for ACTS system while the provincial government of Southern Leyte will have full access to the ARK QR code system of Maasin City,” Mayor Mercado said.
Mercado noted that by so doing, it would efficiently and effectively tag in the system those persons who are considered suspect or positive with COVID-19 throughout the province.
He said that as soon as the plan to migrate the data from ARK to ACTS will be completed, there will be one QR code system for the whole province of Southern Leyte. (ldl/esg/PIA8 SoLeyte)