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

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