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They enable in the City the vaccination certificate and swabs by WhatsApp from this Wednesday


To obtain the data, it is not necessary to install an app. The digital credential reports shifts and test results with a bot.

07/27/2021 10:40 PM

  • Clarí

  • Cities

Updated 07/27/2021 10:40 PM

While the national vaccination plan advances, the City of Buenos Aires will launch this Wednesday the

COVID-19 certificate

so that Buenos Aires and Buenos Aires


can access from WhatsApp a file with updated information about

their swabs and the vaccines

that were applied to them.

The function will be in force from this Wednesday and will be officially presented by the City Government.

And it will provide a

digital health credential


To achieve this, it will be necessary to send a message to the phone 1150500147, known as Boti and write "Covid Certificate".

The now famous Buenos Aires bot -that answers jokes- will then ask the user for

their DNI number

and in a few seconds it will provide information on the vaccines received and the latest tests carried out on the devices of the Buenos Aires Government.

The downloaded credential

will include a QR code

to share this data where necessary.

It will allow validating the veracity of the information and will keep

personal data

that is not related to the coronavirus



Thus, it can be scanned to confirm that the person is vaccinated

without the need to check data by data


Technological innovation is ahead of the

sanitary passes

that may be established, a measure that the Province of Buenos Aires also evaluates - not without delay - for

gauging in closed places


How will the chats be for the COVID-19 certificate with the WhatsApp of the City.

“Unlike other solutions, when doing it through WhatsApp,

it is not necessary to download any application

, lose space on the cell phone or learn to use anything new.

We chose to do it there because it is what people use every day ”, the Buenos Aires Secretary of Innovation and Digital Transformation, Fernando Benegas, told Clarín.

Horacio Rodríguez Larreta with his Buenos Aires Chief of Staff Felipe Miguel and Fernán Quirós, Minister of Health.

Photo Press GCBA

In the last hours the City reported that

80% of the Buenos Aires population

over 18 years old

already have at least one dose

and more than


have the complete vaccination scheme with

two doses


In this sense, during this Monday 38,839 people were vaccinated,

the maximum number reached during one day

in the 37 posts that the Federal Capital has.

The chats with the WhatsApp of the City.

The vaccine and swab certificate is encrypted in a QR code.

Regarding the advancement of the vaccination stages, since last week doses have been applied in the City to anyone who is 18 years of age or older, who can register through the web, where it is also

open the registration

for those who make up the groups contemplated in the previous stages.

Delayed promise in Province

The "

health pass

" system was presented last week in the province of Buenos Aires and although it was supposed to begin to be implemented this Monday, it was postponed because it is not regulated.

As explained by the Buenos Aires governor, Axel Kicillof, restaurants, bars, clubs or gyms

may extend the capacity allowed to serve clients

in closed places only for people vaccinated against the coronavirus,

with the first or second dose


According to

sources from the Government and businessmen of the sector

confirmed to


, the authorities

have not yet published the resolution

that enables the entry of more public in all these establishments.

The decision was accepted by the businessmen of the sector, but there was

uncertainty about the controls

and the details of the implementation.

Those assumptions were confirmed.

This Monday the flexibilization should begin to govern, but it was postponed because the details and the official authorization

were not defined



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Source: clarin

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