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Silicon Republic: Source code of Covid Tracker Ireland app goes global with Linux project

July 20, 2020

The Linux Foundation Public Health initiative has chosen the Covid Tracker Ireland app as one of its first two open-source Covid-19 projects.

Since its launch, more than 1.3m people have downloaded the Covid Tracker Ireland app, which was developed to help track the future spread of the coronavirus. Now, the app has been chosen as one of the first two open-source contact-tracing projects by the newly established Linux Foundation Public Health (LFPH) initiative.

CBC: Voluntary nationwide contact tracing app coming soon, says Trudeau

July 17, 2020

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today he hopes Canadians will download a new app on their cellphones that will alert them if they’ve come into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

“It will be up to individual Canadians to decide whether to download the app or not, but the app will be most effective when as many people as possible have it,” Trudeau said during his daily briefing this morning…