Title: A novel approach for COVID-19 outbreak spread monitoring and control using smart grid technology

Authors: El Yazid Dari; Ahmed Bendahmane; Mohamed Essaaidi

Addresses: Faculty of Sciences, Abdelmalek Essaadi University, Tetuan, 93020, Morocco ' Laboratory of Applied Sciences and Education, Higher Normal Shcool, Abdelmalek Essaadi University, Tetuan, 93150, Morocco ' College of IT (ENSIAS), Mohamed V University, Rabat, 10170, Morocco

Abstract: The novel coronavirus SARS-COV-2 was discovered in November 2019, in China. On March, 2020, the WHO announced that COVID-19 could be characterised as a pandemic (WHO, 2020a). Then, it was rapidly spread from China to others countries. Coronavirus disease, COVID-19, is a viral infection that generates a severe acute respiratory syndrome with serious clinical symptoms given by such as fever, dry cough, and pneumonia (Kucharski et al., 2020). In addition, this virus is so widespread among people and it is difficult to control. To fight the rapid spread of new diseases like COVID-19, the support of technologies such as AI, big data, and IoT has proved to be very useful and provides better pandemic spread control tools. In this paper, we propose to leverage smart grid technology to detect COVID-19 cases clusters, to accelerate pandemic remote monitoring, and to predict probable virus future spread by collecting and analysing retrieved data.

Keywords: smart grid; smart metres; COVID-19; SARS-COV-2; coronavirus; temperature; communication; symptoms.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSN.2021.116776

International Journal of Security and Networks, 2021 Vol.16 No.2, pp.112 - 116

Received: 09 Jun 2020
Accepted: 03 Oct 2020

Published online: 23 Jul 2021 *

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