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HSE expects other countries to work with developer of tracing app

The Covid Tracker app has already been downloaded more than one million times

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
12th July, 2020
Phones with the official HSE Covid Tracker contact tracing app installed on them: the government launched the app last week

The HSE has said it expects other jurisdictions to work with Nearform, developers of the Irish contact tracing app Covid Tracker, to develop their own versions after the early success of the Irish app.

“There are a number of other countries and states in the US talking to our vendor about reskinning the app and utilising that,” Fran Thompson, acting chief information officer at the HSE, told the Business Post.

“We have already...

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