The Australian government has surpassed 6 million downloads of its COVIDSafe coronavirus contact tracing mobile application. Despite reports last week the app was not really being used by state and territory contact tracers, a statement from Minister for Health Greg Hunt and Minister for Government Services Stuart Robert said COVIDSafe has helped public health officials automate and improve manual contact tracing of the coronavirus and that it is proving to be a valuable tool. latest developments Coronavirus: Business and technology in a pandemic From cancelled conferences to disrupted supply chains, not a corner of the global economy is immune to the spread of COVID-19. Read More “In Victoria, a person who had not been identified through the normal processes, was notified as being a close contact by the app. That person is now in quarantine, protecting the community from a further potential spread of the virus,” the statement said.The statement also said since its launch, the COVIDSafe app has received widespread support and endorsement from across the Australian community.Must read: Australia’s COVIDSafe contact tracing story is full of holes and we should worryIn contrast, Australian researchers have provided a summary of the outstanding issues with COVIDSafe, four weeks since its… Read full this story
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