Australia:- An app named COVIDSAFE was designed to help medical workers and government authorities to monitor and trace close contacts of COVID-19 patients.
Australia witnessed 83 deaths and 6,700 cases in the pandemic. The country enforced strict movement restrictions, border closures, and stay-at-home policies. These measures helped Australians to prevent the spread and lower the infection levels.
From 25% in March, it came down to less than 1%.
Australia is testing people regardless of their symptoms and priority goes to young adults and health workers.
Health Minister Greg Hunt said 1.89 million Australians have downloaded the tracing app CovidSafe as of 1600 (0600 GMT) on Monday, more than 7% of the country’s population. The near 2 million downloads came within 16 hours of the app’s launch.
“This effort will help protect ourselves, our families, our nurses and our doctors,” Hunt Tweeted.
Morrison has said at least 40% of the country’s 25.7 million population will need to download the app.
The surge in downloads comes as a Newspoll conducted for The Australian newspaper showed Morrison enjoyed the best approval rating for a leader since the end of 2008.
Morrison’s approval rating has skyrocketed 27 points since the first week of March to 68%, the poll showed.