The contact tracing application StaySafe will be implemented in full in 10 days, Malacañang said on Friday.

Palace spokesman Harry Roque said the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) would be in charge of the implementation.

StaySafe is an online platform that consists of a website and a mobile application.

After registration on the platform, users will be prompted to choose what symptoms they show, and will be told whether their cases are mild, moderate or severe.

The app can also be used by businesses and establishments to generate a unique QR code and use a digital logbook system for an easier way to monitor their customers.

Roque said the application would help the country achieve the “Magalong formula” of tracing more than 30 contacts per Covid-19-positive individual.

“We will implement StaySafe once and for all! And the end-user will now be DILG, because DILG in the first place is in charge of contact tracing. Iyong ating pinapaigting pa na 1:36 Magalong formula will now be complemented on a nationwide basis by StaySafe,” he said.

On Thursday, Roque lamented that the country was lagging behind in contact tracing efforts, saying it was a weak point in the government’s pandemic response.

The country’s Covid-19 cases ballooned to 611,618 on Friday after a one-day rise of 4,578 new cases, the highest since Sept. 14. John Ezekiel J. Hirro