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How to use your phone to know if your friend or family member has Coronavirus

by Mandla Ndlovu
06 Jul 2020 at 12:44hrs | Views
Google has introduced a contact tracing application that assists android phone users to know if they have Coronavirus.

According to Google, the app works as follows:

When you turn on Exposure Notifications within an app from your region's government public health authority, your phone shares random IDs with other nearby phones that also have turned on the Exposure Notifications System.

Throughout the day, your phone and the phones around you exchange random IDs. When your phone detects a random ID from another device, it records and stores the ID.

If someone reports having COVID-19 and their ID is stored on your phone, the app will notify you of next steps to take.

Contact-tracing apps are designed to automatically alert people to whether they are at high risk of having the virus, based on whether someone else they were recently near to has been diagnosed with it.

Source - Byo24News

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