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82% of Irish adults willing to download COVID-19 contact tracing app

The vast majority of Irish adults—82%—are willing to download a contact tracing app to their smartphone to curb the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research carried out by a team from Lero, the Science Foundation ...

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How governments around the world responded to COVID-19

Northwestern University professor Galya Ben-Arieh led a project examining global responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. The team found that governments in various countries often bypassed privacy issues and health care provisions.

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Coronavirus: why testing and contact tracing isn't a simple solution

Since mid-March, the World Health Organization has urged countries to scale up the testing, isolation and contact tracing of COVID-19 patients in order to combat the pandemic. The reason for this advice is that if you can ...

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Europe cautiously eyes an exit from virus lockdowns

European countries took fresh steps towards charting a path out of virus lockdowns Monday as debates rage over how quickly to ease safety measures that are suffocating ordinary and economic life.

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Nations, US states each chart their own path on reopening

Nations and U.S. states have begun easing coronavirus lockdowns, each pursuing their own approach but all with a common goal: restarting their economies without triggering a new surge of infections.

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Australia launches app to trace coronavirus contacts

Australia has launched a smartphone app to trace people who come in contact with coronavirus patients despite privacy concerns that authorities insisted Sunday were unwarranted.

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