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Alberta will adopt the federal government’s COVID-19 notification app after months of difficulty with its provincial version.
Steve Buick, Alberta Health press secretary Tyler Shandro, said details about the timing and options for switching users currently on the provincial app – known as ABTraceTogether – need to be yet to be developed, but which the government recognizes to have only one application across the country. logic.
“There has been some uncertainty about the federal government’s plan, but now that it’s being rolled out we accept that it makes sense to have a single app, so we just want to transition as smoothly. as possible, ”Buick said in an email Saturday.
The federal government’s app, called COVID Alert, is now available for download across Canada, but will initially only work in Ontario. It is not yet clear when it will be deployed in Alberta.
It is warning users if they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the previous two weeks.