COVID-19 contact-tracking apps to work throughout the EU

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The European Commission has come up with a new, unified system to control the spread of coronavirus in the European Union EC said October 19.

At the request of EU Member States, the Commission has established an EU-wide cooperation system that will enable COVID-19 infection tracking apps from different countries to operate in a single system.

Users will need to download only one application when travelling through the Member States of the European Union. Such a system will ensure the transfer of data between infection tracking apps in the Member States of the European Union, enabling apps to operate within the EU. A total of 20 apps will be able to collaborate with the Gateway System Service.

After a successful trial phase, the system was released on Monday, October 19, and links Germany's Corona-Warn-App, Ireland's Covid tracker and Italy's immuni apps.

The addition of Latvia's Apturi Covid, the Czech eRouška, Denmark's smitte stop, and Spain's Radar Covid is expected soon, and others will connect in November.

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