Croatia introduces COVID-19 tracing app

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ZAGREB, July 27 (Xinhua) — Croatian Health Minister Vili Beros introduced on Monday a COVID-19 tracing app, the first such mobile application in the country that will allow infected people to anonymously inform other app users about possible exposure to coronavirus.

The application “Stop COVID-19” was created by APIS IT, one of the leading Croatian technology companies.

“The app is voluntary and transparent, it uses temporary and anonymous data, and when the pandemic ends, it will no longer be possible to use it,” national news agency Hina quoted Beros as saying.

He noted that the idea is to improve the epidemiological picture in the country by quickly detecting those who have been exposed to the coronavirus.

“Our purpose is not to punish but to educate people. The app will remain voluntary and we will consider another model only if circumstances change,” said the minister.

In the last 24 hours, Croatia recorded 24 new COVID-19 cases. Since the first infection was confirmed in the country in late February, Croatia has recorded 4,881 confirmed cases and 139 deaths. Enditem

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