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Paresh Dave

University of Alabama System to push contact tracing app, require online health checks

23 May 2020

(This May 21 story has been refiled to clarify university system name)

Tech firms deploy Bluetooth chips for coronavirus contact tracing in office

22 May 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. Technology companies are developing their own contact tracing systems to help prevent coronavirus outbreaks in their offices as countries begin to ease lockdown measures and a return to the workplace is in the offing.

Apple-Google contact tracing tech draws interest in 23 countries, some hedge bets

21 May 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. Authorities in 23 countries across five continents have sought access to contact tracing technology from Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google, the companies announced on Wednesday as they released the initial version of their system.

Apple-Google contact tracing tech launches, with 23 countries seeking access

20 May 2020

OAKLAND, Calif., May 20 Authorities in 23 countries across five continents have sought access to contact tracing technology from Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google, the companies announced on Wednesday as they released the initial version of their system.

Elderly home turns to wearables for contact tracing, sidestepping Apple-Google limits

20 May 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. When a senior living facility in Amarillo, Texas suspected a nurse may have caught the novel coronavirus this month, it had a list within five minutes of staff and residents the nurse could have infected.

Chipmaker Dialog seeks to make Bluetooth coronavirus apps more accurate

18 May 2020

OAKLAND, California Chipmaker Dialog Semiconductor Plc on Monday introduced software to improve the accuracy of wristbands and other Bluetooth-based devices businesses are adopting to enforce social distancing and help trace those who were in contact with people who test positive for coronavirus infection.

WHO readies coronavirus app for checking symptoms, possibly contact tracing

09 May 2020

OAKLAND, California The World Health Organization (WHO) plans to launch an app this month to enable people in under-resourced countries to assess whether they may have the novel coronavirus, and is considering a Bluetooth-based contact tracing feature too, an official told Reuters on Friday.

WHO readies coronavirus app for checking symptoms, possibly contact tracing

09 May 2020

By Paresh Dave OAKLAND, California The World Health Organization (WHO) plans to launch an app this month to enable people in under-resourced countries to assess whether they may have the novel coronavirus, and is considering a Bluetooth-based contact tracing feature too, an official told Reuters on Friday.

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