Blockchain Quarantine Monitoring System for the Control of Covid-19 Pandemic

Siddika Ersoy, Remzi Gurfidan, Rukiye Pinar Boluktas, Sukran Ozkahraman Koc


Objective: After the emergence of the new type of coronavirus (COVID-19) as a viral respiratory disease, it has started to increase rapidly and steadily all over the world. Several studies are carried out in different areas all over the world in order to control and effectively treat the disease. However, it seems that the most appropriate way to manage the pandemic is to prevent the transmission. In many different countries and Turkey the spread of the covid-19 pandemic is being taken under control with innovative digital tecnologies. In this study, we tested whether the blockchain application can be used in the successful execution of quarantine processes in order to support the controlled progress of the COVID-19 pandemic process. Method: In this study, a unique control system called Blockchain Quarantine Monitoring System is proposed to monitor a quarantined closed area. The study is based on the problem scenario related to the isolation of the predicted quarantine patient. Results: The proposed model started with placing a quarantine control system at the entrance of the closed area where quarantine is applied. As the last step, the Quarantine Monitoring System web software was developed so that the quarantine monitoring system can work in all areas where the internet is available, regardless of location. Conclusions: The modeling suggested in our study showed that; Block chain application is a useful method for the effectiveness of quarantine, which is the main factor that can reduce the spread of pandemics.

Keywords: COVID-19, blockchain, pandemic, quarantine.

Special Issue of Health Sciences

DOI: 10.7176/JSTR/7-08-01

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ISSN (online) 2422-8702