Covid-19: Italy tests contact-tracing app to speed lockdown exit


A woman wearing a protective mask uses her mobile phone, as the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread in Turin, Italy. The original epicentre of the virus outbreak in Europe, Italy has the world's highest coronavirus death toll with more than 22,000 fatalities, second only to the United States. — Reuters

MILAN: Italy plans to use a smartphone app developed by tech startup Bending Spoons to track people who test positive for the new coronavirus as part of efforts to lift its nationwide lockdown.

The original epicentre of the virus outbreak in Europe, Italy has the world's highest coronavirus death toll with more than 22,000 fatalities, second only to the United States.

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