France Working on StopCovid Contract Tracing App

The French government completely working on a smartphone-based app named StopCovid. It is a contact tracing where the people can be made alert and the spend of coronavirus can be prevented easily. The app helps people in finding the silent carriers of the virus. The app will create an impact on tracing technology among civilians.

by Kavitha

Updated: Apr 09, 2020 09:26 IST

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StopCovid - Contact Tracing App

The French government is continuously working on a smartphone app named StopCovid. It is a contact tracing app that could warn users if they came into contact with a coronavirus carrier. France government entered the fourth week of a lockdown imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak is exploring ways to end the restriction on movement including contact-tracing apps. Countries like Germany and Switzerland are working on similar apps.

Salient Features of App

It is a Bluetooth-based app that users would install on their mobile phones. The app would notify the people who have been in close contact that they have been near someone who has identified himself as positive. The data would be anonymous and deleted after a certain period. 

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Conspiracy of StopCovid App:

The issue has sparked a debate even within President Emmanuel Macron's majority in parliament among several lawmakers from his party warning they would vote against any move to use geo-tracking technology, and Nobody has to access the list of contaminated people. It is tough to find them out. The authority was open to contact-tracing technology as long as it was within a strict legal framework. Protection Status