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27,000 downloads so far for careFiji app

27,000 downloads so far for careFiji app

By Iva Danford
Thursday 25/06/2020
Director General digitalFiji, Tupou Baravilala. [image: Fijian Govt.]

There have been 27,000 downloads of the careFiji app to date.

This has been highlighted by the Director General digitalFiji, Tupou Baravilala during the National Budget consultation in Nadi today.

She also says the identity of the careFiji user is not revealed, and the only personal information that is required by the app is the mobile number.

Baravilala says it does not track your location.

She says through this app, the contact tracing team from the Health Ministry will not know where you were, but the only information that they will get is the phone numbers that were in close proximity to a particular person who has contracted COVID-19 at that particular time.

She says globally, there are different contact tracing apps developed by different countries and Fiji is one of the few that uses bluetooth technology which is a non-tracking technology.

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