Young Turkish entrepreneurs have developed a mobile application to support the country’s efforts to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

A group of 16 technology enthusiasts developed the “Corowarner” app which allows community-driven contact tracing.

“The Corowarner app alerts you instantly and anonymously if you had close contact with an individual in a market, pharmacy or bus who tested positive for the virus,” Efe Kart, one of the project developers of the app, told Anadolu Agency.

“The app was basically designed to send a notification like ‘X days ago, you encountered a person who tested positive for

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