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Germany launches coronavirus tracing app using Apple/Google system

June 16, 2020

The German government has released its COVID-19 contact tracing app for iOS and Android, and is urging the local population to download it.

After abandoning its own scheme and adopting coronavirus exposure notification technology from Apple and Google, the German government has launched its app. The new Corona-Warn-App follows similar ones launched in Italy, Poland and Switzerland.

“Everyone who downloads the app, and everyone who encourages friends to do so, is making a difference,” said health minister Jens Spahn on German ZDF television, according to Reuters.

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