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What Australia Is Making People Under Quarantine Do Is Absolutely Disgusting!

There is now a state in Australia that is testing a new app that would assist the government in tracking residents in order to ensure that they are obeying COVID-19 quarantine orders.

The government of South Australia is now beginning a trial of the Home Quarantine SA, an app that reporters from The Atlantic simply cannot stand, calling it “as Orwellian as any in the free world.”

Australians can now download an app on their cell phone that will feature facial recognition and geolocation. The South Australian government will randomly contact the user to verify that they are at their approved quarantine location. Users are going to have 15 minutes to take a photograph of their face. If this quarantining individual fails to reply within the 15-minute time frame, the Australian government will send a police officer to “check” on that person.

“Home Quarantine SA uses geolocation and live face recognition check-ins as a key component of ensuring your safety, as well as the safety of the community,” the government of South Australia website states. “The check-ins are on a randomized schedule and confirm that you are at your approved address and ensures you are compliant with your home quarantine direction.”

“The app performs several geolocation and live face recognition check-ins at random intervals each day and you will have 15 minutes to respond,” the website reads. “If you miss the notification and the phone call, a compliance officer may visit the approved address to check you are safe and compliant with your direction.”

“If a person cannot successfully verify their location or identity when requested, SA Health will notify SA Police who will conduct an in-person check on the person in quarantine,” the Australian Broadcast Company reported.

“Home Quarantine SA is voluntary at this time,” the government notes.

Premier Steven Marshall touted this invasive app, “I think every South Australian should feel pretty proud that we are the national pilot for the home-based quarantine app.”

Marshall introduced this program by noting that at least 50 quarantined people had signed up for it, but he also said that he hoped the trial would be expanded to international travelers in the “subsequent weeks.”

Independent Journalist Glenn Greenwald also issued some commentary on the invasive quarantine app: “No matter your views of COVID, what’s happening in Australia is alarming, extreme and dangerous.”

Australia has been host to some massive protests in response to these draconian measures, including situations that were becoming violent. The cities of Brisbane, Sidney, and Melbourne have had the most protests.

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