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More than 100 thousand people downloaded covonavirus tracking app in Georgia
27 April, 2020
More than 100 thousand people in Georgia have downloaded a new government smartphone application designed to aid coronavirus contact tracing efforts. Application Stop Covid was introduced in Georgia on April 16.

Minister of Health Ekaterine Tikaradze explained that the application was created on the basis on European legislation and it completely protected users’ personal information. “The app allows us to take care of our own health, as well as to inform others of our infection, which will significantly help eliminate the
chain of the spread of the infection” – she said.

The Stop Covid app anonymously determines social interactions with other app users. Encounters that have a certain intensity in terms of time and proximity are stored locally by both apps in an encrypted form.

If someone tests positive for COVID-19, people who may have had contact with the infected person within the last few days will receive a warning with instructions to contact the local governmental authority.

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