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Contact tracing applications commissioned by the Australian Department of Health

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COVIDSafe: Contact tracing applications commissioned by the Australian Department of Health
COVIDSafe is a digital contact tracing app announced by the Australian Government on 14 April 2020 to help combat the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The app is based on the BlueTrace protocol developed by the Singaporean Government, and was first released on 26 April 2020. The app augments traditional contact tracing by automatically tracking encounters between users, and later allowing a state or territory health authority to warn a user they have come within 1.5 metres with an infected patient for 15 minutes or more. The functionality is not part of the previously published Coronavirus Australia app.

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