German app could track people who have coronavirus

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 24 Mar 2020, 8:41PM
The new app will require people to donate lab results. (Photo / AP)

German app could track people who have coronavirus

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 24 Mar 2020, 8:41PM

Some countries in Asia have used smartphone tracking to make sure people are following quarantine rules during the coronavirus outbreak

But a new app that's been developed in Germany is making waves in the science community.

It's promising to be able to tell you if you've been near anyone who has coronavirus.

Maxim Gleser is a medicine student and developed the Geo Health app. He joined Heather du Plessis-Allan to explain how it works.

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