Slovenian parliament endorses coronavirus contact tracking app

Slovenian parliament endorses coronavirus contact tracking app
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Slovenia on Thursday approved the use of a coronavirus contact tracking app which will be obligatory to use for those who are infected or who are in quarantine, APA reports quoting Reuters. 

The Slovenian parliament endorsed the use of the app by 50 votes to 23. 

The centre-right government of Prime Minister Janez Jansa says the app is necessary to curb the spread of the infection as the number of new cases escalated in July. The country has so far reported 1,776 coronavirus cases and 111 deaths with 13 new cases confirmed on Wednesday. 

“The installation and use of the mobile application will be voluntary and free, except in cases where a person tests positive or is ordered to stay in obligatory quarantine,” Labour Minister Janez Cigler Kralj told parliament on Thursday before the vote. 

The app will be introduced in the coming weeks.

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