“I encourage the French to do it, but I didn’t do it,” he said. When asked why, he said given his job he was not too exposed to the virus. “I don’t take the metro,” he added.
Earlier this month, Castex was isolating himself after coming into contact with an official positive for Covid on the Tour de France.
The StopCovid app, which became available in June, alerts users when they have been in contact with a positive contact for Covid for an extended period. Government spokesman Gabriel Attal admitted earlier this month that the app had been a disappointment. Developed by the French research institute Inria, StopCovid was downloaded only 2.3 million times in the three months following its launch.
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