Although this is recorded in the user’s phone, users will only be asked to share these records with the Singapore government as part of contact tracing investigations.
Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy confirmed that Australia could follow Singapore’s lead.
“We’re very keen to use it and use it perhaps even more extensively than Singapore,” Dr Murphy said, according to news.com.au.
“Obviously there’s a conversation to be had with the community on the acceptability of it,” he added.
“But we think that the idea of the app is a really excellent one if you’ve programmed it properly, and got the right community buy-in, so we’re actively looking at that.”
The UK have also confirmed plans for a tracking and tracing app. The app, which is currently being developed, will warn users if they have recently been in contact with a suspected or confirmed case of the…