That could make it much easier for people to get it on their phone even if their local public health agency hasn’t built its own compatible app.
The tech giants launched the second phase of their “exposure notification” system, designed to automatically alert people if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus.
Until now, only a handful of U.S. states have built pandemic apps using the tech companies’ framework, which has seen somewhat wider adoption in Europe and other parts of the world.
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