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Governments all over the world are looking to smartphone technology to stay ahead of the coronavirus outbreak.
Many are using or developing apps that track our movements, and let us know if we’ve been close to an infected person.
Tracking and tracing software will become even more important as countries start to ease lockdowns.
However, critics are worried about potential breaches to our privacy and security.
So how should we manage these concerns?
Presenter: Bernard Smith
Michael Veale – Co-Developer of the privacy-preserving COVID-19 tracking system DP-3T and Fellow at the University College of London.
Nolen Gertz – Assistant Professor at the University of Twente and Technology Ethicist.
Joshua Moon – Research Fellow at the University of Sussex.
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In This Story: Covid-19
Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.
Symptoms of coronavirus
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
- a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
- a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
- shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)
Latest News about Covid-19
Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.