The Federal government of Canada released a contact tracing app Friday, available on both Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS mobile platforms. The “COVID Alert” is currently available in Ontario, with expected availability across the remainder of Canada’s provinces and territories by summer’s end.
According to the Canadian government, its contact tracing app “helps us break the cycle of infection [and] can let people know of possible exposures before any symptoms appear.”
Mobile phone users across Canada received the following text message from the Canadian government via their cellular service providers:
This is a message from the Government of Canada.
Help protect yourself and your community. Download the COVID Alert app for free to help stop the spread of the virus.
The COVID Alert app lets users know if they may have been exposed to COVID-19. Available now in the App Store and Google Play.
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