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The federal government has refused to release information on the number of Australians still using the Covidsafe contact tracing app on the grounds it could risk public safety and harm commonwealth-state relations.

Covidsafe relies on large numbers of the population running the app on their phones when out in the community to help identify close contacts in the event of an individual positive Covid-19 test.

Since the app’s launch in April, the government has used the number of downloads to sell the success of the app, and encourage more people to download it. More than seven million people in Australia have downloaded the app, but that metric doesn’t tell the full story of how and whether it is being used.




The federal government continues to refuse to release the number of people still using the app.

The federal government continues to refuse to release the number of people still using the app. Photograph: Dave Hunt/AAP

Read the original article at The Guardian

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