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Apple and Google announced on Wednesday that their coronavirus tracking tools have been launched – bringing their digital tracing efforts to the public for the first time. Government agencies launching applications will have to overcome challenges including acceptance rates and privacy concerns around the technology.
Technology companies say that 22 countries, along with several U.S. states, have requested and received access to Apple and Google contact notification collaborations, the first time they announced on April 13.
States include North Dakota, Alabama and South Carolina, all at different stages to deploy their contact tracking applications.
"As we respond to this unprecedented public health emergency, we invite other countries to join us in leveraging smartphone technologies to enhance. .