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Launch of COVID-19 contact tracing app in Ontario delayed

Launch of COVID-19 contact tracing app in Ontario delayed
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A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Health says the province is still working with the federal government and the app is expected to launch soon.

The province will be t, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said it should be ready for downloading in the rest of the country later this summer.

Premier Doug Ford says the app is meant to enhance the province s contact tracing strategy.

He s previously said it could play a key role in helping contain the spread of COVID-19 as more businesses reopen their doors.

The app will be voluntary, and will notify users based on a number of criteria, including if they were within two metres of a person who tests positive for the virus and if that contact took place over an extended period of time.
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