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The Belgian corona app “Coronalert”, which will be launched on Wednesday, will also be able to communicate with apps from other European countries in a month’s time. Professor Bart Preneel (KU Leuven), one of the developers of the app, confirms this. “Everything is provided, it is only a matter of time”, Preneel says.
Today / Tuesday it became known that a test program is running to connect corona apps from a number of European countries. This is especially important for people who travel abroad, because the connection can better protect both tourists and residents. During the first wave of tests, the apps from Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, the Netherlands, Poland and Spain will be linked, making contact tracing possible across national borders.
“It is also the intention that the Belgian app will be in line with this in the long term and therefore be integrated”, says Professor Bart Preneel, one of the developers of the Belgian app “Coronalert”. “The first test project will start with countries that have had such an app for some time, which will only be officially launched in our country on Wednesday. But technically everything is provided to make the app compatible with the other apps. I expect that everything will be in order by the beginning of November. ”
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The contact tracking app aims to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and will anonymously track who people have come into physical contact with. When a doctor prescribes a test, the user can generate a code in his app so that it can be linked to the code of his test. If the test is positive, the user will get this in their app and can send a notification to anyone who has been around.
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