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The government launched Friday a free smartphone application that alerts users when they may have been in close proximity to someone infected with the coronavirus.

While the app (for IOS devices, for Android devices) potentially raises privacy concerns, the government says it was designed with privacy in mind and that personally identifiable data are not collected from users.

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