ZAGREB, September 7, 2020 – A new model of the digital assistant Andrija has been developed for the start of the new school year, and it is intended to advise parents whose children are starting school in case they have doubts about the coronavirus and school attendance and absence, epidemiologist Branko Kolaric told Hina.
“Andrija” is a digital assistant of the Croatian Health Ministry aimed at helping fight the coronavirus. It helps Croatian epidemiologists and the entire health system to control the COVID-19 epidemic.
“Andrija will answer parents’ various questions, such as what to do if a child has temperature or if someone in the class or family is in self-isolation,” Kolaric, a member of the team of experts who helped develop the Health Ministry’s application, said on Monday.
The new model is available in response to the circumstances of the start of the school year, when most pupils are returning to school after the summer holidays and distance learning of the previous school year and with epidemiological measures of the Croatian Public Health Institute in place.
“Parents need help understanding these measures, recognising symptoms of possible infection in the child or in the household and they need clear instructions on what to do in such situations,” Kolaric said, adding that the digital assistant “Andrija” can help parents.
The digital assistant is available at https://andrija.ai/ and can be activated on WhatsApp at +385 99 775 3049 by sending the keyword “Pozdrav”.
The digital assistant “Andrija” is named after Andrija Stampar, a distinguished Croatian doctor and scholar in the field of social medicine.