French contact tracing app alerts 14 people in first three weeks


By the end of its first three weeks of availability, the French contact tracing app, “StopCovid”, had seen 1.9 million downloads. Of these, only 68 people had entered a positive COVID-19 test result, and only 14 were notified that they might have been exposed, according to the French junior minister for digital affairs, Cédric O. He attributed the app’s uninstallation by 460,000 people to a “decline in concern” about the epidemic in France.

Writer: Elisa Braun
Publication: Politico
Publication date: 2020-06-23

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