17 Aug 2020

More than 900-thousand tracing app scans on weekend

From Lately, 10:30 pm on 17 August 2020

New Zealand's Covid tracing app has seen a huge surge in downloads over the past few days with more than 1.37 million people now registered.

Over the weekend the there was approximately 913,000 scans on the app. Dr Andrew Chen joins the show to discuss this uptick and whether it's enough to adequately assist in contract tracing should there be another cluster outbreak.

Contact tracing app COVID-19 pandemic coronavirus. People wearing masks using phones.

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