Italy said Friday it will use a mobile application to track the contacts of people who have tested positive for COVID-19.
The app is expected to help the government as it enters phase-2 of the coronavirus emergency once the lockdown is lifted.
It will also alert with a message whoever has come in contact with an infected person, reducing the risk of further spread of the virus.
The app named Immuni has been developed by Milan-based software house Bending Spoons in partnership with Lombardy’s Medical Center Santagostino and marketing company Jakala.
Announcing the move, Special Commissioner for Emergency Domenico