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Targomo Supports Leipzig Health Authority to Contain Pandemic 

By | 20 January 2021
To contain pandemic, municipal health authority plans client visits with Targomo's routing API.

The city of Leipzig uses Targomo’s Fleet API to plan the most efficient routes for quarantine visits. Picture source: Ashkan Forouzani on Unsplash / City of Leipzig / Targomo

Location intelligence specialist Targomo helps Leipzig’s Health Department to easily schedule multiple home visits to check whether people are in good health and comply with COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. Targomo had earlier supported the city of Valencia to contain the pandemic.

Like many other municipalities dealing with the pandemic, the German city of just over 600,000 citizens is focused on reducing the number of coronavirus infections. People with symptoms or a positive test result need to quarantine at home to minimize the risks of spreading the disease.

To check whether these people remain at home and have not seriously fallen ill, staff of the Leipzig health department carry out hundreds of visits each week. The authority turned to Targomo to help build a fast and reliable routing tool to send employees (up to 15 teams per day) to people’s homes. Leipzig relies on Targomo’s Fleet API service to make this possible.

Efficient allocation of staff

“By using the Targomo Fleet API as part of Leipzig’s geo data infrastructure, we enable the Leipzig Health Department to conduct more efficient tours for quarantine inspections,” said Charlie Liebscher, a geo data manager of Leipzig’s Office for Geo Information and Land Use Planning.

Targomo’s technology allows the Health Department to find the optimal routes for the different teams. Thanks to the service, Leipzig is able to keep traveling costs and travel time as low as possible, and guarantee an efficient allocation of staff.  Employees can choose from two travel modes: bike and car. This allows Leipzig’s Health Department to customize its work and remain flexible during the pandemic.

Leipzig is the second municipality that picked Targomo’s services to help contain the spread of the coronavirus. In spring, the Spanish city of Valencia turned to Targomo to build an easy-to-use app, which its citizens could use to comply with lockdown restrictions. The Valencia tool shows inhabitants how far they can move from their homes, and follow regulations to limit their movements in the city.

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