Saudi Arabia’s Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA) launched the contact-tracing app Tabaud to support nationwide efforts of tracking COVID-19. Saudi Arabia became one of the latest countries to use the Apple-Google Exposure Notification System. If a user tests positive for the Coronavirus, a notification will be sent to users who came into close contact with the infected user during the last 14 days.
In January 2020, news about the coronavirus broke out. Social media posts, mapping tools and online news sources keep people informed. Major tech actors are also getting involved in addressing the coronavirus.