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Sep 18, 2020

VirusRadar app to help limit the spread of the coronavirus

László Palkovics, Minister for Innovation and Technology, has urged those residing in Hungary to download the new VirusRadar app to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

 

László Palkovics, Minister for Innovation and Technology, has urged those residing in Hungary to download the new VirusRadar app to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

VirusRadar can help with contact tracing. Once downloaded, the app is able to detect via Bluetooth if it has been in contact with another phone within a two-meter radius for more than 15 minutes. If a user of the device becomes infected with the virus they are able to share that information with epidemiologists.

Once the information is shared and a confirmed positive case is found, authorities will be able to trace who was in contact with the infected person to help slow the virus. Being able to contact trace will help to slow the continued spread of the virus and is now more important than ever. This app will help aid in keeping Hungary open, protect jobs and avoid online education.

László Palkovics, Minister for Innovation and Technology, and Government Spokesman Alexandra Szentkirályi, urged everyone under 40-years-old to download the app, as they are more likely to go out of the house and come into contact with the virus.

Find out more about the VirusRadar app here

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