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Group of Shopify volunteers create free COVID-19 contact tracing app

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A group of Shopify volunteers have created COVID Shield, an app that offers COVID-19 exposure notifications, aimed at helping support contact tracing efforts. I know that a lot of countries and regions have bet on the wrong technology approach to build contact tracing. As economies begin to open up, contact tracing is widely viewed as vital to pandemic recovery. During his daily briefing on Friday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau emphasized the importance of contact tracing as Canada moves into the next phase of pandemic recovery. RELATED: Government expands criteria of $40,000 small business CEBA loan programThe Shopify volunteers created their contact tracing app based on the exposure notification technology provided by Apple and Google.

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