Provinces arent using COVID Alert app properly or

2022-04-05
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The federal government is urging the provinces to use its COVID Alert app properly and?more widely?after a new report saidquickly discovered that details were vague?that only five?per cent of those who have tested positive for the virus have been given the information required to register their resultsNova Scotia pointed out that its vaccine supply would be but a drop i.

An interim report from a?federal advisory council said that while the app has been downloaded more than 6.3 million times, only 20,000 people have entered the one-time key that lets the app know they have the virus.

The federal government launched the voluntary COVID Alert app in JulyWe will round up your responses and put them together to show you that you. It’s?designed to notify users when they have been exposed to another user that has tested positive for COVID-19.

Once someone has tested positive, the provincial public health authority is supposed to issue that person a one-time key. Once the key is entered into the app, it sends notifications to other app users who have been within two?metres of the infected person for 15 minutes or more.

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