Iloilo City QR code contact tracing system overwhelmed

ILOILO CITY—Registration for the city’s contact tracing system was suspended two days after its launch because of an overwhelming number of residents who were trying to obtain QR codes required for entry into buildings or offices.
Registration on the Uswag Tracer website ( remained suspended as of Thursday (Nov. 19). People trying to access the website were greeted with a notice that the verification process is ongoing for those who had already registered.
Francis Cruz, chief of the city government’s Information Technology Services Division, said the city government received more than 38,0000 applications in just two days.
“We are in the process of verify…

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