Motivation

Given the current COVID-19 situation, it is of utmost importance that citizens are wearing masks while outdoors at all times, to effectively reduce the spread of COVID-19. To combat the spread of COVID-19, the Singapore government has been issuing its citizens reusable masks for their daily use. Along with each mask comes a note stating the maximum number of mask washes before the mask becomes less effective in preventing the spread of infectious diseases. It is difficult, however, to keep track of the number of times people use their reusable masks, and this problem is worsened when people have multiple masks. This creates a problem when people over-wash their masks and wear masks that are less effective while outdoors. This puts them at a greater risk of contracting COVID-19. We have thus come up with a simple telegram bot to allow users to easily keep track of these numbers.

Commands

/add mask_name max_washes to start tracking a new mask

/remove to stop tracking a mask

/wash after you have washed the mask.

/help for information on additional commands

Additional Commands

/editname old_name new_name to change the name of your mask.

/editcurrent mask_name current_washes can be used to change the number of times the mask has been washed.

/editmax mask_name max_washes to change the max number of washes for the mask

How we built it

Using Telegram API, we generated a token from @BotFather. For the code, it is mostly based on CommandHandler, Message Handler, ReplyKeyboardMarkup.

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