World Corona warning app is expanded with check-in function and vaccination pass

18:00  20 april  2021
18:00  20 april  2021 Source:   t3n.de

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With 27 million downloads, the CORANA WARN app is the most successful tracing app in Europe. New features should further improve the warning effect.

Die Corona-Warn-App bekommt wieder ein Update. © marco.warm / shutterstock The corona warning app gets an update again. The official Corona warning app of the federal government is expanded with new functions for pandemic control. So the latest version 2.0 of the Smartphone app , which should be available for download at the latest on Wednesday, to expand a check-in function. Thus, above all, risky encounters of people indoors should be better recorded. In future versions, a digital vaccination certificate should be displayed even before the start of summer holidays. Users could demonstrate that they have been completely vaccinated. In addition, the results of quick tests should be displayed in the app.

With the new check-in function in version 2.0, the app makers respond to new insights: So far, the app registers only persons who have finished for a long time at a distance of two meters or less than risk contacts. However, investigations had shown that this is not enough. In closed rooms such as shops, restaurants or churches, the aerosols spread over greater distances. In addition, air particles that were exhaled from infected are still present in a dangerous concentration even if the person has already left the room. These findings are now taken into account in the new app version.

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contacts are registered anonymously

For detecting "clusters" in rooms, the users can check in by scanning a QR code , similar to the private LUCA app. In the app you can also create and print the Klötzchengrafik, if you want to organize an event yourself. The place of the event, the time period and the event type are recorded, but not names and telephone numbers of the visitors.

In contrast to the Luca app or comparable check-in applications Private providers, the contacts are only registered anonymised. This procedure had been prescribed by Google and Apple if you want to use your Bluetooth interfaces for contacting.

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Possible warnings about dangerous encounters do not run over health offices at the federal app, but directly as a red or green warning on the system of the Corona warning app itself.

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apps like Luca, Darichrein.de, Recover or E-Guest are Especially intended to digitally implement the collection of persons in restaurants, shops or events in the federal states. The visitors must specify their complete contact details. As long as the Federal Länder infection protection regulations require the collection of personal data, the Corona warning app of the federal government can not take over this task.

Corona warning app continues to be controversial

Although the German Corona warning app with 27 million downloads is the most successful application for digital contact tracking in Europe, the efficacy of the app is repeatedly questioned. So Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) had explained the application for practically ineffective last October: "The app is unfortunately a toothless tiger," says Söder in an interview at that time. "She hardly has a warning effect."

This impression is refuted by current numbers from the circles of the Federal Government. In the past four weeks alone, 79,000 users and users have warned their contacts about a positive test result. A positive message dissolves on average warnings to six other people. Four out of five people who receive a red warning message in the app, then complete a test. At seven percent, Corona infection is positively demonstrated.

If you consider these numbers, the app presumably a total of around 2.5 million people were warned against a risky encounter with others and ultimately recognized 140,000 COVID 19 infections. dpa

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