Coronavirus: All you wanted to know about the Saudi tracking app Tawakkalna

A man wears a protective face mask while jogging, following the outbreak of the coronavirus in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Reuters)

The Tawakkalna application launched on May 4 by Saudi Arabia aims to manage the movement permit system of government entities as well as private sector enterprises during the curfew.

The application was developed through the close cooperation between the Ministry of Health and the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA).


The Tawakkalna app can be used to issue e-permits for a selected group of government and private sector employees who were exempted from the curfew, and individuals who have medical appointments as well as couriers.

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Tawakkalna has features for the service of citizens and residents, for ensuring their safety and comfort that would contribute to facilitating the access of authorized persons to travel permits.

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The official page about Tawakkalna on Twitter, says: “You must always keep in mind that pinpointing your exact location of residence is the only way for you to benefit from the app’s range of services and permits.”

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The app will also provide the latest alerts and medical news issued by the Ministry of Health about the virus as well as about its spread, ways to prevent it and movement permits.


Tawakkalna can be used for self-disclosure for people who show signs of coronavirus infection and for requesting ambulance service and other important services for the community.

Through the app users can apply for a one-hour permit for a walk in the neighborhood on a daily basis, thereby encouraging walking during this period of lockdown.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 15:32 - GMT 12:32
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