Alberta to adopt national COVID-19 exposure app

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Alberta was the first jurisdiction in Canada to release a smartphone app designed to track potential exposure to the coronavirus

Steve Buick, press secretary for Alberta’s Health Minister, confirmed the province now plans to adopt the federal government’s COVID Alert system.

COVID Alert launched in Ontario on July 31 after weeks of delays. The federal government expects to roll it out in Atlantic Canada next, followed by other provinces in the coming weeks. Like ABTraceTogether, the federal government’s COVID Alert app also uses Bluetooth signals to track encounters with other users, but there are important differences.

Encounters with other phones are logged if they are within 2 metres of each other or more than 15 minutes.Ottawa had argued in favour of a single national app and experts have said that approach would be the most effective rather than having competing apps in different parts of the country.

 

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Sure, why not? Everything else they have tried has worked so well....

You can shove that app right up where the sun don't shine. But Turdo should have one, we Canadians need this to protect our children for pedophiles.

Sanity strikes again!

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No thank you.

I don’t care, I’m not downloading this BS, jkenney can stick it!

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