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EU Pushes for Coordinated Virus-Tracking Mobile Apps (2)

April 8, 2020, 11:41 AM

A pan-European approach for Covid-19 mobile apps should be drawn up by April 15, the EU said in new proposals aimed at using virus-tracking digital tools safely and more effectively.

“As a matter of urgency” the 27 EU nations should develop common standards for virus-tracking technologies, according to recommendations signed offby the European Commission on Wednesday.

Measures should be aimed at making the apps interoperable and nations should even potentially develop a single app across the bloc, the EU’s regulatory arm, said in the document.

As countries across the EU have been grappling with surging infection and death rates,...

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