Contract-tracing app sees over 45,000 downloads in 2 days

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Malta’s contact-tracing app has seen over 45,000 downloads after only 2 days from release.

This was announced by Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Chris Fearne.

Fearne encouraged the public to download the app to protect themselves and their loved ones.

The health authorities launched the national Covid-19 contact tracing app in a bid to help contain the spread of the pandemic.

It works by using Bluetooth to exchange secret codes between mobile phones which are in proximity to each other for at least 15 minutes. Anyone who tests positive for Covid-19 will be given a code to be entered voluntarily into the app. Once this is done, any person who has been in close proximity will be informed that they might have been exposed to Coronavirus, and are encouraged to get tested.