In Canada in July will launch a free mobile app to alert you to possible contact with COVID-positive person.
This was during a press conference in Ottawa, Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, according to UKRINFORM.
“We make an important step towards the containment and safe recovery of the economy. We are working on a national mobile app that will inform users if they have had contact with COVID-19. We will soon begin to test this application in Ontario, ” said Trudeau.
The Prime Minister stressed that the use of the application will be voluntary, but “it will work most effectively when as many people as possible install it”. “In the case of a positive test COVID-19, the health worker will help you download status anonymously in a national network. Other users of the app who were near you, reported that they had contact with someone who received a positive test. The message will urge them to contact their local health authorities “, – said the head of the government of Canada.
He added that “personal data will never be collected and distributed as geolocation”.
It is expected that the available app to download for “coming weeks.”
As of Thursday night the number of confirmed cases of infection COVID-19 in Canada for the first time exceeded 100 thousand, but more than 63 thousand people have already fully recovered. Since the beginning of the global pandemic in March, the disease has claimed 8,300 lives.
In the world of recorded 8 576 283 cases of coronavirus, in particular the dead and 456 286 4 530 266 those who recovered.