Apple and Google just released new technology for coronavirus exposure alerts. This means that health authorities can now use apps on their mobile devices to notify someone who was exposed to COVID-19.
Here's how it works, users will be notified if they have been exposed to someone who has tested positive. They will use Bluetooth signals from mobile devices to identify those who have been near each other.
These two tech systems have been working on new tracing tools for public health organizations. When you are tested positive, you enter your test result into the app. If this smartphone version works out, it could help authorities more quickly and lift social distancing or prevent a new outbreak.
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