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| 2020 || February 11 || || "China launches coronavirus 'close contact detector' app”<ref name="inalau">{{cite web |title=China launches coronavirus 'close contact detector' app |url=https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-51439401 |website=BBC News |access-date=19 January 2021 |date=11 February 2020}}</ref> ||
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| 2020 || February 3 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || Lithuanian based company Bitsens launches a coronavirus app, even when the virus has not reached Lithuania yet.<ref>{{cite web |title=Lithuania launches Coronavirus App |url=https://lithuaniatribune.com/coronavirus/ |website=the Lithuania Tribune |access-date=3 February 2021 |date=3 February 2020}}</ref> || {{w| Lithuania}}
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| 2020 || February 11 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || The Chinese Government launches coronavirus 'close contact detector' app. In order to make an inquiry, users are required to scan a {{w|QR code}} on their smartphones using apps like Alipay or WeChat. Once the new app is registered with a phone number, users must enter their name and ID number. Every registered phone number can then be used to check the status of up to three ID numbers.<ref name="inalau">{{cite web |title=China launches coronavirus 'close contact detector' app |url=https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-51439401 |website=BBC News |access-date=19 January 2021 |date=11 February 2020}}</ref> || {{w|China}}
 
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| 2020 || February || || {{w|PathCheck}} "Founded at MIT in the research group of Prof. Ramesh Raskar, PathCheck Foundation is 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to creating healthy and resilient communities by containing the pandemic, revitalizing the economy, and preserving the privacy of individual citizens. " "PathCheck was founded in February, 2020, at MIT by a passionate community of people and organizations to contain the spread of COVID-19 and help revitalize economies without sacrificing personal privacy. We’ve been pioneers in digital contact tracing and exposure notification technology. Their original technology was based on the MIT Private Kit"<ref>{{cite web |title=PATHCHECK FOUNDATION |url=http://okosvaros.lechnerkozpont.hu/en/node/873 |website=okosvaros.lechnerkozpont.hu |access-date=16 January 2021}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=PathCheck |url=https://www.pathcheck.org/en/about |website=pathcheck.org |access-date=16 January 2021}}</ref> ||
 
| 2020 || February || || {{w|PathCheck}} "Founded at MIT in the research group of Prof. Ramesh Raskar, PathCheck Foundation is 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to creating healthy and resilient communities by containing the pandemic, revitalizing the economy, and preserving the privacy of individual citizens. " "PathCheck was founded in February, 2020, at MIT by a passionate community of people and organizations to contain the spread of COVID-19 and help revitalize economies without sacrificing personal privacy. We’ve been pioneers in digital contact tracing and exposure notification technology. Their original technology was based on the MIT Private Kit"<ref>{{cite web |title=PATHCHECK FOUNDATION |url=http://okosvaros.lechnerkozpont.hu/en/node/873 |website=okosvaros.lechnerkozpont.hu |access-date=16 January 2021}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=PathCheck |url=https://www.pathcheck.org/en/about |website=pathcheck.org |access-date=16 January 2021}}</ref> ||
 
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| 2020 || March 9 || || "Spying concerns raised over Iran's official COVID-19 detection app”<ref name="Cimpcatal">{{cite web |last1=Cimpanu |first1=Catalin |title=Spying concerns raised over Iran's official COVID-19 detection app |url=https://www.zdnet.com/article/spying-concerns-raised-over-irans-official-covid-19-detection-app/ |website=ZDNet |access-date=20 January 2021 |language=en}}</ref> || {{w|Iran}}
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| 2020 || March 9 || {{w|Digital privacy}} || "Spying concerns raised over Iran's official COVID-19 detection app”<ref name="Cimpcatal">{{cite web |last1=Cimpanu |first1=Catalin |title=Spying concerns raised over Iran's official COVID-19 detection app |url=https://www.zdnet.com/article/spying-concerns-raised-over-irans-official-covid-19-detection-app/ |website=ZDNet |access-date=20 January 2021 |language=en}}</ref> || {{w|Iran}}
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| 2020 || March 9 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || "Colombian president launches app to track COVID-19”<ref name="colomshak">{{cite web |title=Colombian president launches app to track COVID-19 |url=https://www.aa.com.tr/en/americas/colombian-president-launches-app-to-track-covid-19/1759011 |website=aa.com |access-date=20 January 2021}}</ref> || {{w|Colombia}}
 
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| 2020 || March 10 || || "Iran: Google withdraws Iranian government COVID-19 self-diagnosis app”<ref name="irswll">{{cite web |title=Iran: Google withdraws Iranian government COVID-19 self-diagnosis app |url=https://privacyinternational.org/examples/3440/iran-google-withdraws-iranian-government-covid-19-self-diagnosis-app |website=Privacy International |access-date=20 January 2021}}</ref> || {{w|Iran}}
 
| 2020 || March 10 || || "Iran: Google withdraws Iranian government COVID-19 self-diagnosis app”<ref name="irswll">{{cite web |title=Iran: Google withdraws Iranian government COVID-19 self-diagnosis app |url=https://privacyinternational.org/examples/3440/iran-google-withdraws-iranian-government-covid-19-self-diagnosis-app |website=Privacy International |access-date=20 January 2021}}</ref> || {{w|Iran}}
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| 2020 || March 11 || Background || "The World Health Organization (WHO) to declare a pandemic on March 11, 2020"<ref name="dsde"/> ||
 
| 2020 || March 11 || Background || "The World Health Organization (WHO) to declare a pandemic on March 11, 2020"<ref name="dsde"/> ||
 
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| 2020 || March 12 || || {{w|Public Health England}} stops performing {{w|contact tracing}}, as widespread infections overwhelm capacity.<ref>{{Cite news|last=Tapper|first=James|url=https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/04/recruit-volunteer-army-to-trace-coronavirus-contacts-now-urge-top-scientists|title=Recruit volunteer army to trace Covid-19 contacts now, urge top scientists|date=6 December 2020|work=The Guardian|access-date=18 April 2020|issn=0261-3077}}</ref><ref>{{Cite web|last=Heren|first=Kit|date=31 May 2020|title=Contact tracers could deal with five people a week before scheme ended|url=https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/uk-contact-tracers-five-week-a4455536.html|url-status=live|archive-url=|archive-date=|access-date=6 December 2020|website=Evening Standard}}</ref> || {{w|England}}
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| 2020 || March 12 || || {{w|Public Health England}} stops performing {{w|contact tracing}}, as widespread infections overwhelm capacity.<ref>{{Cite news|last=Tapper|first=James|url=https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/04/recruit-volunteer-army-to-trace-coronavirus-contacts-now-urge-top-scientists|title=Recruit volunteer army to trace Covid-19 contacts now, urge top scientists|date=6 December 2020|work=The Guardian|access-date=18 April 2020|issn=0261-3077}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |last1=Heren |first1=Kit |title=Contact tracers could deal with five people a week before scheme ended |url=https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/uk-contact-tracers-five-week-a4455536.html |website=www.standard.co.uk |access-date=2 March 2021 |language=en |date=31 May 2020}}</ref> || {{w|England}}
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| 2020 || March 18 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || “Coronavírus SUS – Brazil’s official app for clear communication” <ref>{{cite web |last1=Union |first1=European |title=Coronavírus SUS – Brazil’s official app for clear communication |url=https://europeansting.com/2020/10/03/coronavirus-sus-brazils-official-app-for-clear-communication/ |website=The European Sting - Critical News & Insights on European Politics, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology - europeansting.com |access-date=3 February 2021 |language=en |date=3 October 2020}}</ref> || {{w| Brazil}}
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| 2020 || March 20 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || "Singapore launches contact tracing mobile app to track coronavirus infections" "E: A new mobile application called TraceTogether was launched on Friday (Mar 20) to support ongoing contact tracing efforts amid the COVID-19 outbreak in Singapore."<ref>{{cite web |title=Singapore launches contact tracing mobile app to track coronavirus infections |url=https://www.arabnews.com/node/1644346/media |website=arabnews.com |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Singapore launches TraceTogether mobile app to boost COVID-19 contact tracing efforts |url=https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/covid19-trace-together-mobile-app-contact-tracing-coronavirus-12560616 |website=channelnewsasia.com |access-date=17 January 2021}}</ref> || Singapore
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| 2020 || March 20 || || "Taiwan's new 'electronic fence' for quarantines leads wave of virus monitoring” <ref>{{cite web |last1=Lee |first1=Yimou |title=Taiwan's new 'electronic fence' for quarantines leads wave of virus monitoring |url=https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-taiwan-surveillanc-idUSKBN2170SK |website=Reuters |access-date=1 February 2021 |language=en |date=20 March 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Taiwan}}
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| 2020 || March 20 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || "Sri Lanka: MDIIT launches mobile app to track Coronavirus” <ref>{{cite web |title=Sri Lanka: MDIIT launches mobile app to track Coronavirus |url=https://www.dataguidance.com/news/sri-lanka-mdiit-launches-mobile-app-track-coronavirus |website=DataGuidance |access-date=1 February 2021 |language=en |date=15 April 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Sri Lanka}}
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| 2020 || March 24 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || "The contact tracing app, called COVID Trace, will be entirely opt-in, meaning that not only will users have to download the app in order to take advantage of its functionality, but those who test positive for COVID-19 will have to take an additional step in the app to notify those they may have come in contact with of a possible exposure” <ref name="evadnn">{{cite web |title=Nevada launches contact tracing app to anonymously alert visitors, residents of possible COVID-19 exposures |url=https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/nevada-launches-contact-tracing-app-to-anonymously-alert-visitors-residents-of-possible-covid-19-exposures |website=thenevadaindependent.com |access-date=22 January 2021 |language=en}}</ref> || {{w|United States}} ({{w|Nevada}})
 
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| 2020 || March 20 || || "Singapore launches contact tracing mobile app to track coronavirus infections" "E: A new mobile application called TraceTogether was launched on Friday (Mar 20) to support ongoing contact tracing efforts amid the COVID-19 outbreak in Singapore."<ref>{{cite web |title=Singapore launches contact tracing mobile app to track coronavirus infections |url=https://www.arabnews.com/node/1644346/media |website=arabnews.com |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Singapore launches TraceTogether mobile app to boost COVID-19 contact tracing efforts |url=https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/covid19-trace-together-mobile-app-contact-tracing-coronavirus-12560616 |website=channelnewsasia.com |access-date=17 January 2021}}</ref> || Singapore
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| 2020 || March 25 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || Stopp Corona App<ref name="dsde">{{cite web |title=Digital contact-tracing during the Covid-19 pandemic: an analysis of newspaper coverage in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland |url=https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.10.22.20216788v1.full.pdf |website=medrxiv.org |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> “In March 2020, the Austrian Red Cross (in cooperation with Accenture Austria and the Uniqa private foundation) introduced an app (called “Stopp Corona”) to trace contacts for preventing the spread COVID-19 infections” <ref>{{cite web |last1=Fritz |first1=Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP-Gernot |last2=Klimpfinger |first2=Boris |title=Contact tracing apps in Austria: a Red Cross initiative {{!}} Lexology |url=https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=9981f095-1f87-46ce-92df-d28352643e98 |website=www.lexology.com |access-date=3 February 2021 |language=en}}</ref> || {{w|Austria}}
 
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| 2020 || March 25 || || Stopp Corona App<ref name="dsde">{{cite web |title=Digital contact-tracing during the Covid-19 pandemic: an analysis of newspaper coverage in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland |url=https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.10.22.20216788v1.full.pdf |website=medrxiv.org |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Austria}}
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| 2020 || April 1 || Protocol introduction || {{w|Pan-European Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing}}<ref>{{cite web |title=European experts ready smartphone technology to help stop coronavirus |url=https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-europe-tech-idUSKBN21J4HI |website=reuters.com |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> ||
 
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| 2020 || April 1 || || {{w|Pan-European Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing}}<ref>{{cite web |title=European experts ready smartphone technology to help stop coronavirus |url=https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-europe-tech-idUSKBN21J4HI |website=reuters.com |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> ||
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| 2020 || April 2 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || The Government of India launches {{w|Aarogya Setu}}, aimed at enabling people to assess themselves the risk of their catching Covid-19 infection. The app is available in 11 languages.<ref>{{cite web |title=Government of India launches ArogyaSetu App to track Covid 19 infection |url=https://aarogyasetu.gov.in/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/mygov-9999999991925749197.pdf |website=aarogyasetu.gov.in |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> || {{w|India}}
 
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| 2020 || April 2 || || {{w|Aarogya Setu}}<ref>{{cite web |title=Government of India launches ArogyaSetu App to track Covid 19 infection |url=https://aarogyasetu.gov.in/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/mygov-9999999991925749197.pdf |website=aarogyasetu.gov.in |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> || {{w|India}}
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| 2020 || April 3 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || The Government of Peru announces launch of app that would allow users share their location in the event that they have tested positive for Coronavirus.<ref name="Perdatmegus">{{cite web |title=Peru: Presidency announces launch of Coronavirus app |url=https://www.dataguidance.com/news/peru-presidency-announces-launch-coronavirus-app |website=DataGuidance |access-date=24 January 2021 |language=en |date=9 April 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Peru}}
 
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| 2020 || April 4 || || {{w|Decentralized Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing}}<ref>{{cite web |title=Initial commit |url=https://github.com/DP-3T/documents/commit/3b6024918f8980d2be10eeeaf7a43d6d52b64a38 |website=github.com |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> ||
 
| 2020 || April 4 || || {{w|Decentralized Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing}}<ref>{{cite web |title=Initial commit |url=https://github.com/DP-3T/documents/commit/3b6024918f8980d2be10eeeaf7a43d6d52b64a38 |website=github.com |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> ||
 
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| 2020 || April 8 || || "Egypt launches mobile application to track coronavirus cases”<ref name="Egyfcueds">{{cite web |title=Egypt launches mobile application to track coronavirus cases - Politics - Egypt |url=http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/366870/Egypt/Politics-/Egypt-launches-mobile-application-to-track-coronav.aspx |website=Ahram Online |access-date=20 January 2021 |language=en}}</ref> || {{w|Egypt}}
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| 2020 || April 8 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || {{w|Egypt}} launches mobile application to track both new coronavirus cases and those in contact with patients.<ref name="Egyfcueds">{{cite web |title=Egypt launches mobile application to track coronavirus cases - Politics - Egypt |url=http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/366870/Egypt/Politics-/Egypt-launches-mobile-application-to-track-coronav.aspx |website=Ahram Online |access-date=20 January 2021 |language=en}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=AfricaPLC.com {{!}} |url=https://africaplc.com/2020/04/08/egypt-launches-mobile-application-to-track-coronavirus-cases/?v=edb5dc74af1c |website=AfricaPLC.com |access-date=2 March 2021 |language=en-ZA |date=8 April 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Egypt}}
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| 2020 || April 9 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || Afghan ministries announce launch Coronavirus tracking app <code>corona.asan.gov.af</code>.<ref name="Afghfotne">{{cite web |title=Afghan Ministries Launch Coronavirus Tracking App |url=https://tolonews.com/afghanistan/afghan-ministries-launch-coronavirus-tracking-app |website=TOLOnews |access-date=24 January 2021 |language=en}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Afghanistan launches health information and self-evaluation app |url=https://privacyinternational.org/examples/3653/afghanistan-launches-health-information-and-self-evaluation-app |website=Privacy International |access-date=2 March 2021}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Afghan Ministries Launch Coronavirus Tracking App - Announcements - Afghanistan Coronavirus (COVID-19) - APAN Community |url=https://community.apan.org/wg/ronna/afghanistan-coronavirus-covid-19/b/announcements/posts/afghan-ministries-launch-coronavirus-tracking-app |website=community.apan.org |access-date=2 March 2021 |language=en}}</ref> || {{w|Afghanistan}}
 
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| 2020 || April 14 || {{w|digital contact tracing}} || {{w|COVIDSafe}}<ref>{{cite web |title=Coronavirus lockdowns could end in months if Australians are willing to have their movements monitored |url=https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-14/coronavirus-app-government-wants-australians-to-download/12148210 |website=abc.net.au |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Australia}}
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| 2020 || April 14 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || {{w|COVIDSafe}} launches in Australia, with the purpose to monitor people's daily interactions using {{w|GPS}}. Launched as an opt-in, it is calculated that the app would require at least 40 per cent of citizens to use it to be effective.<ref>{{cite web |title=Coronavirus lockdowns could end in months if Australians are willing to have their movements monitored |url=https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-14/coronavirus-app-government-wants-australians-to-download/12148210 |website=abc.net.au |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Australia}}
 
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| 2020 || April 14 || || "Turkey to use contact-tracing app to detect coronavirus”<ref name="aasonel">{{cite web |title=Turkey to use contact-tracing app to detect coronavirus |url=https://www.aa.com.tr/en/latest-on-coronavirus-outbreak/turkey-to-use-contact-tracing-app-to-detect-coronavirus/1804425 |website=aa.com |access-date=20 January 2021}}</ref> || {{w|Turkey}}
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| 2020 || April 14 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || "Turkey to use contact-tracing app to detect coronavirus”<ref name="aasonel">{{cite web |title=Turkey to use contact-tracing app to detect coronavirus |url=https://www.aa.com.tr/en/latest-on-coronavirus-outbreak/turkey-to-use-contact-tracing-app-to-detect-coronavirus/1804425 |website=aa.com |access-date=20 January 2021}}</ref> || {{w|Turkey}}
 
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| 2020 || April 16 || || {{w|Whisper Tracing Protocol}}<ref>{{cite web |title=Sobre Aplicaciones de Seguimiento de Contagios COVID - 19 |url=http://fundacionled.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Informe-Aplicaciones-de-Seguimiento-F-LED.pdf |website=fundacionled.org |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> ||
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| 2020 || April 16 || Protocol introduction || {{w|Whisper Tracing Protocol}}<ref>{{cite web |title=Sobre Aplicaciones de Seguimiento de Contagios COVID - 19 |url=http://fundacionled.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Informe-Aplicaciones-de-Seguimiento-F-LED.pdf |website=fundacionled.org |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> ||
 
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| 2020 || April 16 || || "The team behind Nodle.io, an Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity and security startup, today announces the launch of Coalition, a free, privacy-first contact tracing app to help stop the spread of COVID-19. "<ref>{{cite web |title=Nodle Launches Coalition, a Free, Privacy-First Contact Tracing App to Help Stop The Spread of COVID-19 |url=https://apnews.com/press-release/business-wire/996bc8341e414a3babfa475dcb78f2c8 |website=apnews.com |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> ||
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| 2020 || April 16 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || "The team behind Nodle.io, an Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity and security startup, today announces the launch of Coalition, a free, privacy-first contact tracing app to help stop the spread of COVID-19. "<ref>{{cite web |title=Nodle Launches Coalition, a Free, Privacy-First Contact Tracing App to Help Stop The Spread of COVID-19 |url=https://apnews.com/press-release/business-wire/996bc8341e414a3babfa475dcb78f2c8 |website=apnews.com |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> ||
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| 2020 || April 17 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || “MCMC launches contact tracing app: Gerak Malaysia (update: not approved by Mosti)”<ref name="alays">{{cite web |title=MCMC launches contact tracing app: Gerak Malaysia (update: not approved by Mosti) {{!}} The Star |url=https://www.thestar.com.my/tech/tech-news/2020/04/17/mcmc-launches-contact-tracing-app-gerak-malaysia |website=www.thestar.com.my |access-date=24 January 2021}}</ref> || {{w|Malaysia}}
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| 2020 || April 21 || {{w|Digital privacy}} || A Australian Government Services minister announces laws to be introduced in the country with the purpose to strenghten user privacy.<ref>{{cite web |title=Govt raises prospect of new laws for COVID contact tracing app |url=https://www.itnews.com.au/news/govt-raises-prospect-of-new-laws-for-covid-contact-tracing-app-546947 |website=iTnews |access-date=3 February 2021}}</ref> || {{w| Australia}}
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| 2020 || April 23 || || “Members of the University community are hereby informed of the introduction of COVID-CONNECT, a virtual monitoring app with a back-end Care Coordination Centre at the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) that gives subscribers access to needed clinical support from a team of medical experts and specialists. The digital health service, launched on April 23, 2020 at the UGM, seeks to address all COVID-19 related issues that clients may have by giving them easy access to high trained medical specialists at the UGMC from the comfort and safety of their homes.” <ref>{{cite web |title=Launch of COVID-CONNECT - UGMC {{!}} University of Ghana |url=https://www.ug.edu.gh/announcements/launch-covid-connect-ugmc |website=www.ug.edu.gh |access-date=3 February 2021}}</ref> || {{w|Ghana}}
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| 2020 || April 24 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || ProteGO launches in {{w|Poland}}, becoming one of {{w|EU}}’s first official Covid-19 tracking applications. This version requires users to enter their data themselves for the purposes of health self-monitoring.<ref>{{cite web |title=COVID-19: Poland Launches an Official Tracking App |url=https://www.natlawreview.com/article/covid-19-poland-launches-official-tracking-app |website=The National Law Review |access-date=3 February 2021 |language=en}}</ref> || {{w| Poland}}
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| 2020 || April 26 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || "Australia launched a controversial coronavirus tracing app yesterday and promised to legislate privacy protections around it as the authorities try to get the country and the economy back onto a more normal footing”<ref name="trraits">{{cite web |title=Australia launches contact tracing app |url=https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/australianz/australia-launches-contact-tracing-app |website=The Straits Times |access-date=22 January 2021 |language=en |date=27 April 2020}}</ref> "Australia launches controversial COVID-19 tracking app as some states start easing rules” <ref>{{cite web |last1=Kelly |first1=Lidia |title=Australia launches controversial COVID-19 tracking app as some states start easing rules |url=https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-australia/australia-launches-controversial-covid-19-tracking-app-as-some-states-start-easing-rules-idUKKCN22806F |website=Reuters |access-date=1 February 2021 |language=en |date=26 April 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Australia}}
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| 2020 || April 27 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || "‘Act at Home’ app is launched to counteract the spread of COVID-19 in Ukraine”<ref name="Cabinas">{{cite web |title=Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine - ‘Act at Home’ app is launched to counteract the spread of COVID-19 in Ukraine |url=https://www.kmu.gov.ua/en/news/yak-pracyuye-zastosunok-dij-vdoma |website=www.kmu.gov.ua |access-date=20 January 2021 |language=en}}</ref> || {{w|Ukraine}}
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| 2020 || April || || “New eRouška application, which the Ministry of Health has taken under its patronage and which should facilitate an easier, faster, and more effective process of looking up people who are at high risk of infection due to contact with an infected person” <ref>{{cite web |title=eRouška App Can Trace Your Contacts Without Sacrificing Your Privacy |url=https://www.praguemorning.cz/erouska-app-can-trace-your-contacts-without-sacrificing-your-privacy/ |website=Praguemorning |access-date=3 February 2021}}</ref> || {{w| Czech Republic}}
 
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| 2020 || May 2 || || "Korean health officials are also developing "smart city" tools to bolster existing networks of testing and contact tracing, but some privacy advocates are pushing back”<ref name="olmeskostu">{{cite web |last1=Holmes |first1=Aaron |title=South Korea is relying on technology to contain COVID-19, including measures that would break privacy laws in the US — and so far, it's working |url=https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-south-korea-tech-contact-tracing-testing-fight-covid-19-2020-5 |website=Business Insider |access-date=20 January 2021}}</ref> || {{w|South Korea}}
 
| 2020 || May 2 || || "Korean health officials are also developing "smart city" tools to bolster existing networks of testing and contact tracing, but some privacy advocates are pushing back”<ref name="olmeskostu">{{cite web |last1=Holmes |first1=Aaron |title=South Korea is relying on technology to contain COVID-19, including measures that would break privacy laws in the US — and so far, it's working |url=https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-south-korea-tech-contact-tracing-testing-fight-covid-19-2020-5 |website=Business Insider |access-date=20 January 2021}}</ref> || {{w|South Korea}}
 
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| 2020 || May 14 || || "India launches contact-tracing app for JioPhones in virus battle”<ref name="ndialaa">{{cite web |last1=Staff |first1=Reuters |title=India launches contact-tracing app for JioPhones in virus battle |url=https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-india-app-jio/india-launches-contact-tracing-app-for-jiophones-in-virus-battle-idUSKBN22Q0TV |website=Reuters |access-date=19 January 2021 |language=en |date=14 May 2020}}</ref> ||
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| 2020 || May 2 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || “Coronavirus: Cyprus launches voluntary tracking app to halt spread” <ref>{{cite web |last1=Dellanna |first1=Alessio |title=Coronavirus: Cyprus launches voluntary tracking app to halt spread |url=https://www.euronews.com/2020/05/02/coronavirus-cyprus-launches-voluntary-tracking-app-to-halt-spread |website=euronews |access-date=3 February 2021 |language=en |date=2 May 2020}}</ref> || {{w| Cyprus}}
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| 2020 || May 4 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || "The UK government will appeal to Britons’ sense of civic responsibility to encourage use of the new NHS contact-tracing app, despite an admission from its developer that it “might not work” when first rolled out”<ref name="ukokla">{{cite web |title=UK launches tracing app to combat coronavirus |url=https://www.ft.com/content/e82b5fbe-7097-4a32-9453-0cae1ef15379 |website=www.ft.com |access-date=22 January 2021}}</ref> || {{w|United Kingdom}}
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| 2020 || May 4|| || "Niger launches chatbot on WhatsApp to answer COVID-19 queries” <ref>{{cite web |title=Niger launches chatbot on WhatsApp to answer COVID-19 queries - Niger |url=https://reliefweb.int/report/niger/niger-launches-chatbot-whatsapp-answer-covid-19-queries |website=ReliefWeb |access-date=1 February 2021 |language=en}}</ref> || {{w|Niger}}
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| 2020 || May 4 || || "A new contact-tracing app for managing the coronavirus outbreak will be piloted on the Isle of Wight this week, the health secretary has confirmed, despite concerns its centralised setup carries privacy risks and will reduce uptake”<ref name="HernSte">{{cite web |last1=Stewart |first1=Heather |last2=Hern |first2=Alex |last3=Campbell |first3=Denis |title=Matt Hancock launches contact-tracing app with Isle of Wight trial |url=https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/may/04/contact-tracing-app-to-be-piloted-on-isle-of-wight-this-week-matt-hancock-says |website=The Guardian |access-date=22 January 2021 |date=4 May 2020}}</ref> ||
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| 2020 || May 6 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || "Algeria: NATP announces development of Coronavirus apps”<ref name="Alglalalon">{{cite web |title=Algeria: NATP announces development of Coronavirus apps |url=https://www.dataguidance.com/news/algeria-natp-announces-development-coronavirus-apps |website=DataGuidance |access-date=20 January 2021 |language=en |date=6 May 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Algeria}}
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| 2020 || May 10 || || "Coronavirus: Zambia sex workers praised for contact tracing” <ref>{{cite web |title=Coronavirus: Zambia sex workers praised for contact tracing |url=https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-52604961 |website=BBC News |access-date=2 February 2021 |date=10 May 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Zambia}}
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| 2020 || May 10 || || "Syrian government surveillance campaign turns to spreading malware in coronavirus apps” <ref>{{cite web |title=Syrian government surveillance campaign turns to spreading malware in coronavirus apps |url=https://www.cyberscoop.com/coronavirus-syria-surveillance-apps-lookout/ |website=CyberScoop |access-date=2 February 2021 |language=en |date=16 April 2020}}</ref> || {{w| Syrian}}
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| 2020 || May 14 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || "India launches contact-tracing app for JioPhones in virus battle”<ref name="ndialaa">{{cite web |last1=Staff |first1=Reuters |title=India launches contact-tracing app for JioPhones in virus battle |url=https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-india-app-jio/india-launches-contact-tracing-app-for-jiophones-in-virus-battle-idUSKBN22Q0TV |website=Reuters |access-date=19 January 2021 |language=en |date=14 May 2020}}</ref> || {{w|India}}
 
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| 2020 || May 14 || ||  “The USAID Digital Health Activity (DHA), led by JSI, is applying its expertise in digital health and supply chain to play a leading role in Ethiopia’s response to COVID-19. The application also supports active case detection through contact-tracing activities, such as identification and follow-up of contacts of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case”<ref name="Ethioteoote">{{cite web |title=Ethiopia’s Digital Health Response to COVID-19 |url=https://www.jsi.com/ethiopias-digital-health-response-to-covid-19/ |website=JSI |access-date=20 January 2021 |date=14 May 2020}}</ref> ||
 
| 2020 || May 14 || ||  “The USAID Digital Health Activity (DHA), led by JSI, is applying its expertise in digital health and supply chain to play a leading role in Ethiopia’s response to COVID-19. The application also supports active case detection through contact-tracing activities, such as identification and follow-up of contacts of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case”<ref name="Ethioteoote">{{cite web |title=Ethiopia’s Digital Health Response to COVID-19 |url=https://www.jsi.com/ethiopias-digital-health-response-to-covid-19/ |website=JSI |access-date=20 January 2021 |date=14 May 2020}}</ref> ||
 
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| 2020 || May 14 || ||  “Thailand to launch COVID-19 tracing application to facilitate disease-control tracking of customers as shops reopen”<ref name="Thailaputmy">{{cite web |title=Thailand to launch COVID-19 tracing application to facilitate disease-control tracking of customers as shops reopen - Xinhua {{!}} English.news.cn |url=http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-05/14/c_139057461.htm |website=www.xinhuanet.com |access-date=20 January 2021}}</ref> || {{w|Thailand}}
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| 2020 || May 14 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch ||  “Thailand to launch COVID-19 tracing application to facilitate disease-control tracking of customers as shops reopen”<ref name="Thailaputmy">{{cite web |title=Thailand to launch COVID-19 tracing application to facilitate disease-control tracking of customers as shops reopen - Xinhua {{!}} English.news.cn |url=http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-05/14/c_139057461.htm |website=www.xinhuanet.com |access-date=20 January 2021}}</ref> || {{w|Thailand}}
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| 2020 || May 19 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || “Covid-19 tracing app launched earlier than expected” <ref>{{cite web |title=Covid-19 tracing app launched earlier than expected |url=https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/417045/covid-19-tracing-app-launched-earlier-than-expected |website=RNZ |access-date=3 February 2021 |language=en-nz |date=19 May 2020}}</ref> {{w|NZ COVID Tracer}}<ref>{{cite web |title=NZ COVID Tracer app released to support contact tracing |url=https://www.health.govt.nz/news-media/media-releases/nz-covid-tracer-app-released-support-contact-tracing |website=health.govt.nz |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> || {{w| New Zealand}}
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| 2020 || May 19 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || “Norway launches ‘smittestopp’ app to track coronavirus cases” <ref>{{cite web |title=Norway launches ‘smittestopp’ app to track coronavirus cases |url=https://www.thelocal.no/20200416/norway-launches-smittestop-app-to-track-coronavirus-cases/ |website=thelocal.no |access-date=3 February 2021}}</ref> || {{w| Norway}}
 
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| 2020 || May 20 || || {{w|NZ COVID Tracer}}<ref>{{cite web |title=NZ COVID Tracer app released to support contact tracing |url=https://www.health.govt.nz/news-media/media-releases/nz-covid-tracer-app-released-support-contact-tracing |website=health.govt.nz |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> ||
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| 2020 || May 20 || || "Apple and Google release their coronavirus contact-tracing software to 22 countries around the world and say it WILL work across borders” <ref>{{cite web |last1=Pinkstone |first1=Joe |title=Apple and Google launch their coronavirus contact-tracing software |url=https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8340911/Apple-Google-launch-coronavirus-contact-tracing-software.html |website=Mail Online |access-date=2 February 2021 |date=20 May 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Netherlands}}
 
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| 2020 || May 20 || || "Aga Khan Health Services and Aga Khan University launch COVID-19 self-screening app in Tanzania”<ref name="AgaKha">{{cite web |title=Aga Khan Health Services and Aga Khan University launch COVID-19 self-screening app in Tanzania {{!}} Aga Khan Development Network |url=https://www.akdn.org/press-release/aga-khan-health-services-and-aga-khan-university-launch-covid-19-self-screening-app |website=www.akdn.org |access-date=20 January 2021}}</ref> || {{w|Tanzania}}
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| 2020 || May 20 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || "Aga Khan Health Services and Aga Khan University launch COVID-19 self-screening app in Tanzania”<ref name="AgaKha">{{cite web |title=Aga Khan Health Services and Aga Khan University launch COVID-19 self-screening app in Tanzania {{!}} Aga Khan Development Network |url=https://www.akdn.org/press-release/aga-khan-health-services-and-aga-khan-university-launch-covid-19-self-screening-app |website=www.akdn.org |access-date=20 January 2021}}</ref> || {{w|Tanzania}}
 
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| 2020 || May 20 || || {{w|Exposure Notification}}<ref>{{cite web |title=COVID-19 exposure notification settings begin to go live for iOS users with new update |url=https://techcrunch.com/2020/05/20/covid-19-exposure-notification-settings-begin-to-go-live-for-ios-users-with-new-update/ |website=techcrunch.com |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> ||
 
| 2020 || May 20 || || {{w|Exposure Notification}}<ref>{{cite web |title=COVID-19 exposure notification settings begin to go live for iOS users with new update |url=https://techcrunch.com/2020/05/20/covid-19-exposure-notification-settings-begin-to-go-live-for-ios-users-with-new-update/ |website=techcrunch.com |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> ||
 
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| 2020 || May 28 || || {{w|NHS Test and Trace}}<ref>{{cite web |title=NHS Test and Trace: the journey so far |url=https://www.health.org.uk/publications/long-reads/nhs-test-and-trace-the-journey-so-far |website=health.org.uk |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> || {{w|England}}
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| 2020 || May 20 || || "Apple and Google release their coronavirus contact-tracing software to 22 countries around the world and say it WILL work across borders” <ref>{{cite web |last1=Pinkstone |first1=Joe |title=Apple and Google launch their coronavirus contact-tracing software |url=https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8340911/Apple-Google-launch-coronavirus-contact-tracing-software.html |website=Mail Online |access-date=2 February 2021 |date=20 May 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Netherlands}}
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| 2020 || May 23 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || "Ugandans develop app for Covid-19 contact tracing”<ref name="Uganlmp">{{cite web |title=Ugandans develop app for Covid-19 contact tracing |url=https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/news/national/ugandans-develop-app-for-covid-19-contact-tracing-1891426 |website=Daily Monitor |access-date=20 January 2021 |language=en}}</ref> || {{w|Uganda}}
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| 2020 || May 26 || {{w|Digital privacy}} || "Serious security vulnerabilities in Qatar’s mandatory contact tracing app, uncovered by Amnesty International, must act as a wake-up call for governments rolling-out COVID-19 apps to ensure privacy safeguards are central to the technology”<ref name="fllaa">{{cite web |title=Major security flaw uncovered in Qatar's contact tracing app |url=https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2020/05/qatar-covid19-contact-tracing-app-security-flaw/ |website=www.amnesty.org |access-date=22 January 2021 |language=en}}</ref> || {{w|Qatar}}
 
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| 2020 || May 29 || || Apturi Covid<ref>{{cite web |title=Latvia launches the first publicly available contact tracing app |url=https://labsoflatvia.com/en/news/the-first-contact-tracing-app |website=labsoflatvia.com |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Latvia}}
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| 2020 || May 28 || Organization || {{w|NHS Test and Trace}} is formed in {{w|England}} as a government-funded service with the purpose to track and help prevent the spread of [[w:COVID-19 pandemic in England|COVID-19]]. It is run by the {{w|National Institute for Health Protection}}.<ref>{{cite web|date=19 August 2020|title=Dido Harding's meteoric rise from telecoms to test and trace, and beyond |url=https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-53824374 |website=www.bbc.co.uk/news|access-date=9 February 2021}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=NHS Test and Trace: the journey so far |url=https://www.health.org.uk/publications/long-reads/nhs-test-and-trace-the-journey-so-far |website=health.org.uk |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> || {{w|United Kingdom}} ({{w|England}})
 
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| 2020 || May || || "In May 2020, {{w|Serco}} accidentally shared the personal email addresses of nearly 300 trainee [[COVID-19]] [[contact tracing|contact tracer]]s."<ref>{{cite news |work =BBC News|title=Coronavirus: Serco apologises for sharing contact tracers' email addresses|url= https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52732818|first =Ross|last =Hawkins|date =20 May 2020}}</ref> ||
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| 2020 || May 28 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || “Latvia to launch Google-Apple friendly coronavirus contact tracing app” <ref>{{cite web |title=Latvia to launch Google-Apple friendly coronavirus contact tracing app |url=https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-tech-latvia/latvia-to-launch-google-apple-friendly-coronavirus-contact-tracing-app-idUSKBN23118I |website=Reuters |access-date=3 February 2021 |language=en |date=25 May 2020}}</ref> Apturi Covid<ref>{{cite web |title=Latvia launches the first publicly available contact tracing app |url=https://labsoflatvia.com/en/news/the-first-contact-tracing-app |website=labsoflatvia.com |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Latvia}}
 
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| 2020 || June 1 || || {{w|Immuni}}<ref>{{cite web |title=IMMUNI APP available for downloading on the APPLE and GOOGLE stores |url=https://innovazione.gov.it/app-immuni-available-from-today/ |website=innovazione.gov.it |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> “Italy launches COVID-19 contact-tracing app amid privacy concerns”
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| 2020 || May || Digital privacy || "In May 2020, {{w|Serco}} accidentally shared the personal email addresses of nearly 300 trainee [[COVID-19]] [[contact tracing|contact tracer]]s."<ref>{{cite news |work =BBC News|title=Coronavirus: Serco apologises for sharing contact tracers' email addresses|url= https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52732818|first =Ross|last =Hawkins|date =20 May 2020}}</ref> ||
<ref name="Streita">{{cite web |last1=Staff |first1=Reuters |title=Italy launches COVID-19 contact-tracing app amid privacy concerns |url=https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-italy-app/italy-launches-covid-19-contact-tracing-app-amid-privacy-concerns-idUSKBN2383EW |website=Reuters |access-date=20 January 2021 |language=en |date=1 June 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Italy}} 
 
 
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| 2020 || June 5 || || "The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has revealed that it has developed a Covid-19 contact-tracing application that will be deployed in all its locations across the country”<ref name="lppnopsco">{{cite web |title=NNPC Develops Covid-19 Contact Tracing App |url=https://www.rigzone.com/news/nnpc_develops_covid19_contact_tracing_app-05-jun-2020-162308-article/ |website=www.rigzone.com |access-date=20 January 2021 |language=en}}</ref> ||
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| 2020 || June 1 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || {{w|Immuni}}<ref>{{cite web |title=IMMUNI APP available for downloading on the APPLE and GOOGLE stores |url=https://innovazione.gov.it/app-immuni-available-from-today/ |website=innovazione.gov.it |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> “Italy launches COVID-19 contact-tracing app amid privacy concerns”<ref name="Streita">{{cite web |last1=Staff |first1=Reuters |title=Italy launches COVID-19 contact-tracing app amid privacy concerns |url=https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-italy-app/italy-launches-covid-19-contact-tracing-app-amid-privacy-concerns-idUSKBN2383EW |website=Reuters |access-date=20 January 2021 |language=en |date=1 June 2020}}</ref>  “Italy has released its official COVID-19 contact-tracing app, which is built on the framework developed by Apple and Google to track infections” <ref>{{cite web |title=Italy's 'Immuni' COVID-19 contact tracing app uses Google, Apple tech |url=https://www.engadget.com/italy-coronavirus-contact-tracing-app-apple-google-covid-19-212811596.html |website=Engadget |access-date=3 February 2021 |language=en}}</ref> || {{w|Italy}} 
 
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| 2020 || June 5 || || “Bangladesh finally gets its own contact tracing app”<ref name="tsitsbeps">{{cite web |title=Bangladesh finally gets its own contact tracing app |url=https://www.thedailystar.net/business/telecom/news/bangladesh-finally-gets-its-own-contact-tracing-app-1909309 |website=The Daily Star |access-date=20 January 2021 |language=en |date=5 June 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Bangladesh}}
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| 2020 || June 4 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || "The Argentine Government Created COVID-19 Database”<ref name="Argencuid">{{cite web |title=The Argentine Government Created COVID-19 Database |url=https://www.marval.com/publicacion/el-gobierno-nacional-creo-la-base-de-datos-covid-19-13684&lang=en |website=www.marval.com |access-date=20 January 2021}}</ref> || {{w|Argentina}}
 
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| 2020 || June 9 || || ProteGO Safe<ref>{{cite web |title=Poland Rolls Out Privacy-Secure Coronavirus Tracking App |url=https://www.usnews.com/news/technology/articles/2020-06-09/poland-rolls-out-privacy-secure-coronavirus-tracking-app |website=usnews.com |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Poland}}
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| 2020 || June 5 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || "The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has revealed that it has developed a Covid-19 contact-tracing application that will be deployed in all its locations across the country”<ref name="lppnopsco">{{cite web |title=NNPC Develops Covid-19 Contact Tracing App |url=https://www.rigzone.com/news/nnpc_develops_covid19_contact_tracing_app-05-jun-2020-162308-article/ |website=www.rigzone.com |access-date=20 January 2021 |language=en}}</ref> ||
 
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| 2020 || June 9 || || "Pakistan's Covid-19 App Becomes Laughing Stock as it Fails at Contact Tracing, Privacy”<ref name="aakistp">{{cite web |title=Pakistan's Covid-19 App Becomes Laughing Stock as it Fails at Contact Tracing, Privacy |url=https://www.news18.com/news/tech/pakistans-covid-19-app-becomes-laughing-stock-as-it-fails-at-contact-tracing-privacy-2661271.html |website=News18 |access-date=20 January 2021 |language=en |date=9 June 2020}}</ref> ||
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| 2020 || June 5 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || “Bangladesh finally gets its own contact tracing app”<ref name="tsitsbeps">{{cite web |title=Bangladesh finally gets its own contact tracing app |url=https://www.thedailystar.net/business/telecom/news/bangladesh-finally-gets-its-own-contact-tracing-app-1909309 |website=The Daily Star |access-date=20 January 2021 |language=en |date=5 June 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Bangladesh}}
 
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| 2020 || June 10 || || "French hacker claims Pakistan's covid-19 contact tracing app reveals patients' locations, govt denies claims”<ref name="chhac">{{cite web |title=French hacker claims Pakistan's COVID-19 contact tracing app reveals patients' locations, govt denies claims- Technology News, Firstpost |url=https://www.firstpost.com/tech/news-analysis/french-hacker-reports-that-pakistan-covid-19-contact-tracing-app-reveals-patients-location-govt-denies-claims-8468261.html |website=Tech2 |access-date=20 January 2021 |date=10 June 2020}}</ref> ||
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| 2020 || June 5 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || "Morocco: Ministry of Health announces launch of tracing app”<ref name="Mormene">{{cite web |title=Morocco: Ministry of Health announces launch of tracing app |url=https://www.dataguidance.com/news/morocco-ministry-health-announces-launch-tracing-app |website=DataGuidance |access-date=22 January 2021 |language=en |date=5 June 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Morocco}}
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| 2020 || June 8|| {{w|Mobile app}} launch || "Young engineers from Burkina Faso together with a colleague studying in Wuhan launched DiagnoseMe app to detect symptoms of Covid-19” <ref>{{cite web |title=Young engineers from Burkina Faso together with a colleague studying in Wuhan launched DiagnoseMe app to detect symptoms of Covid-19 |url=https://outride.rs/en/young-engineers-from-burkina-faso-together-with-a-colleague-studying-in-wuhan-launched-diagnoseme-app-to-detect-symptoms-of-covid-19/ |website=Outriders |access-date=1 February 2021 |date=8 June 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Burkina Faso}}
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| 2020 || June 9 || Privacy || Poland releases a new version of the Covid-19 contact tracing app ProteGO Safe, now adapted to address concerns about privacy. Previously, the official contact-tracing app released by the government spurred debate on privacy and surveillance during the pandemic, with critics seeing ample opportunity for abuse.<ref>{{cite web |title=Poland Rolls Out Privacy-Secure Coronavirus Tracking App |url=https://www.usnews.com/news/technology/articles/2020-06-09/poland-rolls-out-privacy-secure-coronavirus-tracking-app |website=usnews.com |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref><ref name="Polstalpylt">{{cite web |last1=Staff |first1=Reuters |title=Poland rolls out privacy-secure coronavirus tracking app |url=https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-poland-tech-idUSKBN23G208 |website=Reuters |access-date=22 January 2021 |language=en |date=9 June 2020}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Coronavirus contact tracing reignites Polish privacy debate |url=https://www.dw.com/en/coronavirus-contact-tracing-reignites-polish-privacy-debate/a-53600913 |website=dw.com |access-date=4 February 2021}}</ref> || {{w|Poland}}
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| 2020 || June 9 || {{w|Digital privacy}} || "Pakistan's Covid-19 App Becomes Laughing Stock as it Fails at Contact Tracing, Privacy”<ref name="aakistp">{{cite web |title=Pakistan's Covid-19 App Becomes Laughing Stock as it Fails at Contact Tracing, Privacy |url=https://www.news18.com/news/tech/pakistans-covid-19-app-becomes-laughing-stock-as-it-fails-at-contact-tracing-privacy-2661271.html |website=News18 |access-date=20 January 2021 |language=en |date=9 June 2020}}</ref> ||
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| 2020 || June 10 || {{w|Digital privacy}} || "French hacker claims Pakistan's covid-19 contact tracing app reveals patients' locations, govt denies claims”<ref name="chhac">{{cite web |title=French hacker claims Pakistan's COVID-19 contact tracing app reveals patients' locations, govt denies claims- Technology News, Firstpost |url=https://www.firstpost.com/tech/news-analysis/french-hacker-reports-that-pakistan-covid-19-contact-tracing-app-reveals-patients-location-govt-denies-claims-8468261.html |website=Tech2 |access-date=20 January 2021 |date=10 June 2020}}</ref> ||
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| 2020 || June 12 || || "Uzbekistan to develop mobile app to trace contacts of confirmed Covid-19 cases”<ref name="akipUzbe">{{cite web |title=Uzbekistan to develop mobile app to trace contacts of confirmed Covid-19 cases |url=https://akipress.com/news:643455:Uzbekistan_to_develop_mobile_app_to_trace_contacts_of_confirmed_Covid-19_cases/ |website=akipress.com |access-date=22 January 2021}}</ref> || {{w|Uzbekistan}}
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| 2020 || June 14 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || The {{w|Saudi Authority for Data and Artificial Intelligence}} (SDAIA) launches Tabaud, a contact-tracing app aimed to track COVID-19. Saudi Arabia becomes one of the latest countries to use the Apple-Google Exposure Notification System. Users can share their information and then contact those having come into contact with. If a user tests positive, a notification would be sent to users who came into close contact with the infected user during the last 14 days.<ref>{{cite web |title=Saudi Arabia releases contact tracing app |url=https://dig.watch/updates/saudi-arabia-releases-contact-tracing-app |website=dig.watch |access-date=3 February 2021}}</ref><ref name="arasauwww">{{cite web |title=Saudi Arabia launches new Covid-19 tracing app |url=https://www.arabianbusiness.com/politics-economics/448217-saudi-arabia-launches-new-covid-19-tracing-app |website=arabianbusiness.com |access-date=22 January 2021}}</ref>|| {{w| Saudi Arabia}}
 
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| 2020 || June 15 || || Coronavirus UY<ref>{{cite web |title=Queda operativa hoy app que advierte si estuviste cerca de una persona con COVID-19 y lo notificó |url=Das küßte mich auf deutsch und sprach auf deutsch |website=elpais.com.uy |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Uruguay}}
 
| 2020 || June 15 || || Coronavirus UY<ref>{{cite web |title=Queda operativa hoy app que advierte si estuviste cerca de una persona con COVID-19 y lo notificó |url=Das küßte mich auf deutsch und sprach auf deutsch |website=elpais.com.uy |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Uruguay}}
 
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| 2020 || June 16 || {{w|digital contact tracing}} || {{w|Corona-Warn-App}}<ref>{{cite web |title=Germany launches 'best' coronavirus tracing app |url=https://www.dw.com/en/germany-launches-best-coronavirus-tracing-app/a-53825213 |website=dw.com |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> “ Germany launches 'best' coronavirus tracing app”<ref name="rmanla">{{cite web |last1=Welle (www.dw.com) |first1=Deutsche |title=Germany launches 'best' coronavirus tracing app {{!}} DW {{!}} 16.06.2020 |url=https://www.dw.com/en/germany-launches-best-coronavirus-tracing-app/a-53825213 |website=DW.COM |access-date=19 January 2021}}</ref> || {{w|Germany}}
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| 2020 || June 15 || || "The Norwegian government’s decision to stop using its COVID-19 contact tracing app is a major win for privacy and comes hours before Amnesty International releases a damning analysis of the app”<ref name="Norrw">{{cite web |title=Norway halts COVID-19 contact tracing app a major win for privacy |url=https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2020/06/norway-covid19-contact-tracing-app-privacy-win/ |website=www.amnesty.org |access-date=22 January 2021 |language=en}}</ref> || {{w|Norway}}
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| 2020 || June 15 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || “App launched with alert of exposure to covid-19 in Uruguay” <ref>{{cite web |title=Lanzan app con alerta de exposición al covid-19 en Uruguay |url=https://www.france24.com/es/20200615-lanzan-app-con-alerta-de-exposici%C3%B3n-al-covid-19-en-uruguay |website=France 24 |access-date=3 February 2021 |date=15 June 2020}}</ref> || {{w| Uruguay}}
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| 2020 || June 16 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || {{w|Corona-Warn-App}}<ref>{{cite web |title=Germany launches 'best' coronavirus tracing app |url=https://www.dw.com/en/germany-launches-best-coronavirus-tracing-app/a-53825213 |website=dw.com |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> “ Germany launches 'best' coronavirus tracing app”<ref name="rmanla">{{cite web |last1=Welle (www.dw.com) |first1=Deutsche |title=Germany launches 'best' coronavirus tracing app {{!}} DW {{!}} 16.06.2020 |url=https://www.dw.com/en/germany-launches-best-coronavirus-tracing-app/a-53825213 |website=DW.COM |access-date=19 January 2021}}</ref> || {{w|Germany}}
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| 2020 || June 16 || {{w|Digital privacy}} || An investigation by {{w|Amnesty International}} reveals that {{w|Bahrain}}’s ‘BeAware Bahrain’, {{w|Kuwait}}’s ‘Shlonik’ and {{w|Norway}}’s ‘Smittestopp’ apps stand out among the most dangerous contact tracing apps regarding privacy, "with all three actively carrying out live or near-live tracking of users’ locations by frequently uploading GPS coordinates to a central server".<ref name="bvbaa">{{cite web |title=Bahrain, Kuwait and Norway contact tracing apps a danger for privacy |url=https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2020/06/bahrain-kuwait-norway-contact-tracing-apps-danger-for-privacy/ |website=www.amnesty.org |access-date=22 January 2021 |language=en}}</ref> || {{w|Bahrain}}, {{w|Kuwait}}, {{w|Norway}}
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| 2020 || June 17 || || “Beat COVID Gibraltar has been developed by HM Government of Gibraltar and the Gibraltar Health Authority to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus and keep our community safe” <ref>{{cite web |title=BEAT COVID GIBRALTAR |url=https://www.gibraltar.gov.gi/beatcovidapp |website=Gibraltar.gov |access-date=3 February 2021}}</ref> || {{w| Gibraltar}}
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| 2020 || June 17 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || "Germany launched a coronavirus tracing system that officials say is so secure even government ministers can use it.”<ref name="vovovo">{{cite web |title=Germany Launches Contact-Tracing, Norway Halts Its System |url=https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/germany-launches-contact-tracing-norway-halts-its-system/5465402.html |website=VOA |access-date=22 January 2021 |language=en}}</ref> || {{w|Germany}}
 
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| 2020 || June 18 || || "BIOS runs contact tracing without recording personal data, which other apps developed by Apple and Google cannot do"<ref name="Dhabisob">{{cite web |title=BIOS, anonymous contact tracing app for Covid-19 |url=https://www.dhakatribune.com/health/coronavirus/2020/06/18/bios-anonymous-contact-tracing-app-for-covid-19 |website=Dhaka Tribune |access-date=20 January 2021 |date=18 June 2020}}</ref> ||
 
| 2020 || June 18 || || "BIOS runs contact tracing without recording personal data, which other apps developed by Apple and Google cannot do"<ref name="Dhabisob">{{cite web |title=BIOS, anonymous contact tracing app for Covid-19 |url=https://www.dhakatribune.com/health/coronavirus/2020/06/18/bios-anonymous-contact-tracing-app-for-covid-19 |website=Dhaka Tribune |access-date=20 January 2021 |date=18 June 2020}}</ref> ||
 
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| 2020 || June 18 || || Smittestop<ref>{{cite web |title=Danish COVID-19 infection tracing app (Smitte|stop) |url=https://oecd-opsi.org/covid-response/danish-covid-19-infection-tracing-app-smittestop/ |website=oecd-opsi.org |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Denmark}}
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| 2020 || June 18 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || “Denmark launches coronavirus app Smittestop” <ref>{{cite web |title=Denmark launches coronavirus app Smittestop |url=https://cphpost.dk/?p=115021 |website=The Copenhagen Post |access-date=3 February 2021 |language=DK |date=18 June 2020}}</ref> Smittestop<ref>{{cite web |title=Danish COVID-19 infection tracing app (Smitte|stop) |url=https://oecd-opsi.org/covid-response/danish-covid-19-infection-tracing-app-smittestop/ |website=oecd-opsi.org |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> || {{w| Denmark}}
 
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| 2020 || June 18 || || BEAT Covid Gibraltar.<ref>{{cite web |title=Beat Covid Gibraltar App - 409/2020 |url=https://www.gibraltar.gov.gi/press-releases/beat-covid-gibraltar-app-4092020-5976 |website=gibraltar.gov.gi |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Gibraltar}}
 
| 2020 || June 18 || || BEAT Covid Gibraltar.<ref>{{cite web |title=Beat Covid Gibraltar App - 409/2020 |url=https://www.gibraltar.gov.gi/press-releases/beat-covid-gibraltar-app-4092020-5976 |website=gibraltar.gov.gi |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Gibraltar}}
 
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| 2020 || June 19 || || "Japan's coronavirus contact-tracing app launched amid privacy concerns”<ref name="japneoclqtt">{{cite web |title=Japan's coronavirus contact-tracing app launched amid privacy concerns |url=https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/06/19/national/japan-contact-tracing-app-launched/ |website=The Japan Times |access-date=20 January 2021 |date=19 June 2020}}</ref> ||
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| 2020 || June 19 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || “Japan rolls out Microsoft-developed COVID-19 contact tracing app” <ref>{{cite web |last1=Byford |first1=Sam |title=Japan rolls out Microsoft-developed COVID-19 contact tracing app |url=https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/19/21296603/japan-covid-19-contact-tracking-app-cocoa-released |website=The Verge |access-date=3 February 2021 |language=en |date=19 June 2020}}</ref><ref name="japneoclqtt">{{cite web |title=Japan's coronavirus contact-tracing app launched amid privacy concerns |url=https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/06/19/national/japan-contact-tracing-app-launched/ |website=The Japan Times |access-date=20 January 2021 |date=19 June 2020}}</ref> || {{w| Japan }}
 
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| 2020 || June 19 || || COCOA<ref>{{cite web |title=Effectiveness of the COVID-19 Contact-Confirming Application (COCOA) based on a Multi Agent Simulation |url=https://arxiv.org/abs/2008.13166 |website=arxiv.org |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Japan}}
 
| 2020 || June 19 || || COCOA<ref>{{cite web |title=Effectiveness of the COVID-19 Contact-Confirming Application (COCOA) based on a Multi Agent Simulation |url=https://arxiv.org/abs/2008.13166 |website=arxiv.org |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Japan}}
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| 2020 || June 21 || || {{w|careFIJI}}<ref>{{cite web |title=careFIJI COVID-19 tracing app now available to download |url=https://www.fijivillage.com/news/careFIJI-COVID-19-tracing-app-now-available-to-download-5f4xr8/ |website=fijivillage.com |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Fiji}}
 
| 2020 || June 21 || || {{w|careFIJI}}<ref>{{cite web |title=careFIJI COVID-19 tracing app now available to download |url=https://www.fijivillage.com/news/careFIJI-COVID-19-tracing-app-now-available-to-download-5f4xr8/ |website=fijivillage.com |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Fiji}}
 
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| 2020 || June 25 || || {{w|SwissCovid}}<ref>{{cite web |title=SwissCovid app available from 25 June |url=https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/das-bag/aktuell/news/news-25-06-2020.html |website=bag.admin.ch |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Switzerland}}
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| 2020 || June 24 || || "Romania develops app to track coronavirus patients and their contacts” <ref>{{cite web |title=Romania develops app to track coronavirus patients and their contacts |url=https://www.romania-insider.com/coronavirus-tracking-app-romania |website=Romania Insider |access-date=1 February 2021 |language=en}}</ref> || {{w|Romania}}
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| 2020 || June 25 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || {{w|SwissCovid}}<ref>{{cite web |title=SwissCovid app available from 25 June |url=https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/das-bag/aktuell/news/news-25-06-2020.html |website=bag.admin.ch |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> “Switzerland launches SwissCovid tracing app for residents” <ref>{{cite web |last1=MacNamee |first1=Sara Ibrahim, Terence |title=Switzerland launches SwissCovid tracing app for residents |url=https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/switzerland-launches-swisscovid-contact-tracing-app-for-residents/45859778 |website=SWI swissinfo.ch |access-date=3 February 2021 |language=en}}</ref> || {{w|Switzerland}}
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| 2020 || June 28 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || “In Mozambique the government has launched a free Covid-19 hotline”<ref name="Mozamnad">{{cite web |title=In Mozambique the government has launched a free Covid-19 hotline. |url=https://radar.outride.rs/en/in-mozambique-the-government-has-launched-a-free-covid-19-hotline/ |website=Outriders Radar |access-date=24 January 2021 |date=6 June 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Mozambique}}
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| 2020 || June 29 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || “Spain launches first phase of coronavirus-tracking app”<ref name="spatdm">{{cite web |last1=Vega |first1=Guillermo |title=Spain launches first phase of coronavirus-tracking app |url=https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-06-29/spain-launches-first-phase-of-coronavirus-tracking-app.html |website=EL PAÍS |access-date=20 January 2021 |language=en |date=29 June 2020}}</ref>"Spain launches first phase of coronavirus-tracking app”<ref name="spatdm">{{cite web |last1=Vega |first1=Guillermo |title=Spain launches first phase of coronavirus-tracking app |url=https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-06-29/spain-launches-first-phase-of-coronavirus-tracking-app.html |website=EL PAÍS |access-date=20 January 2021 |language=en |date=29 June 2020}}</ref>  || {{w|Spain}}
 
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| 2020 || June 30 || || {{w|Healthy Together}}<ref>{{cite web |title=Contact tracing through Healthy Together App now fully functional |url=https://kutv.com/news/coronavirus/contact-tracing-through-healthy-together-app-now-fully-functional |website=kutv.com |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> ||
 
| 2020 || June 30 || || {{w|Healthy Together}}<ref>{{cite web |title=Contact tracing through Healthy Together App now fully functional |url=https://kutv.com/news/coronavirus/contact-tracing-through-healthy-together-app-now-fully-functional |website=kutv.com |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> ||
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| 2020 || June 30 || || Radar COVID<ref>{{cite web |title=Así es Radar COVID, la aplicación de rastreo de contactos de coronavirus española |url=https://hipertextual.com/2020/06/radar-covid-app-rastreo-contactos-android-espana |website=hipertextual.com |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Spain}}
 
| 2020 || June 30 || || Radar COVID<ref>{{cite web |title=Así es Radar COVID, la aplicación de rastreo de contactos de coronavirus española |url=https://hipertextual.com/2020/06/radar-covid-app-rastreo-contactos-android-espana |website=hipertextual.com |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Spain}}
 
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| 2020 || July 7 || || {{w|COVID Tracker Ireland}}<ref>{{cite web |title=Coronavirus: 1 Death From Covid-19 In Ireland Today |url=https://www.midlands103.com/news/midlands-news/coronavirus-national-news-tuesday-7th-july-2020/ |website=midlands103.com |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Ireland}}
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| 2020 || July 02 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || “Governor County Government of Kisumu presided launch of COVIDConnect mobile app in Kenya”  <ref>{{cite web |title=Governor County Government of Kisumu presided launch of COVIDConnect mobile app in Kenya |url=https://www.pharmaccess.org/update/governer-county-government-of-kisumu-presided-launch-of-covidconnect-mobile-app-in-kenya/ |website=PharmAccess Foundation |access-date=3 February 2021}}</ref> || {{w| Kenya }}
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| 2020 || July 7 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || {{w|COVID Tracker Ireland}}<ref>{{cite web |title=Coronavirus: 1 Death From Covid-19 In Ireland Today |url=https://www.midlands103.com/news/midlands-news/coronavirus-national-news-tuesday-7th-july-2020/ |website=midlands103.com |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Ireland}}
 
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| 2020 || July 13 || || “Government of Mexico City Implements Avaya Contact Center Solutions for Contact Tracing, Conducting 2,700 Tests Daily Across 117 Health Centers”<ref name="mexibcsm">{{cite web |title=Government of Mexico City Implements Avaya Contact Center Solutions for Contact Tracing, Conducting 2,700 Tests Daily Across 117 Health Centers |url=https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200713005035/en/Government-of-Mexico-City-Implements-Avaya-Contact-Center-Solutions-for-Contact-Tracing-Conducting-2700-Tests-Daily-Across-117-Health-Centers |website=www.businesswire.com |access-date=20 January 2021 |language=en |date=13 July 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Mexico}}
 
| 2020 || July 13 || || “Government of Mexico City Implements Avaya Contact Center Solutions for Contact Tracing, Conducting 2,700 Tests Daily Across 117 Health Centers”<ref name="mexibcsm">{{cite web |title=Government of Mexico City Implements Avaya Contact Center Solutions for Contact Tracing, Conducting 2,700 Tests Daily Across 117 Health Centers |url=https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200713005035/en/Government-of-Mexico-City-Implements-Avaya-Contact-Center-Solutions-for-Contact-Tracing-Conducting-2700-Tests-Daily-Across-117-Health-Centers |website=www.businesswire.com |access-date=20 January 2021 |language=en |date=13 July 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Mexico}}
 
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| 2020 || July 21 || || "Major Security Flaws Found in South Korea Quarantine App”<ref name="Zhonolik">{{cite web |last1=Sang-Hun |first1=Choe |last2=Krolik |first2=Aaron |last3=Zhong |first3=Raymond |last4=Singer |first4=Natasha |title=Major Security Flaws Found in South Korea Quarantine App |url=https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/21/technology/korea-coronavirus-app-security.html |website=The New York Times |access-date=20 January 2021 |date=21 July 2020}}</ref> || {{w|South Korea}}
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| 2020 || July 13 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || "Kenya launches web-based app to trace COVID-19 cases”<ref name="Kenlontim">{{cite web |title=Kenya launches web-based app to trace COVID-19 cases - Xinhua {{!}} English.news.cn |url=http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-07/13/c_139209867.htm |website=www.xinhuanet.com |access-date=20 January 2021}}</ref> || {{w|Kenya}}
 
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| 2020 || July 30 || || StopCOVID NI<ref>{{cite web |title=Covid-19: Tracing app is released for NI |url=https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-53599514 |website=bbc.com |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Northern Ireland}}
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| 2020 || July 21 || {{w|Digital privacy}} || "Major Security Flaws Found in South Korea Quarantine App” "The defects, which have been fixed, exposed private details of people in quarantine. The country has been hailed as a pioneer in digital public health."<ref name="Zhonolik">{{cite web |last1=Sang-Hun |first1=Choe |last2=Krolik |first2=Aaron |last3=Zhong |first3=Raymond |last4=Singer |first4=Natasha |title=Major Security Flaws Found in South Korea Quarantine App |url=https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/21/technology/korea-coronavirus-app-security.html |website=The New York Times |access-date=20 January 2021 |date=21 July 2020}}</ref> || {{w|South Korea}}
 
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| 2020 || July 31 || || {{w|COVID Alert}}<ref>{{cite web |title=Positive test but no code to enter into COVID Alert exposure app? We want to hear from you |url=https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/positive-test-but-no-code-to-enter-into-covid-alert-exposure-app-we-want-to-hear-from-you-1.5146359 |website=ctvnews.ca |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Canada}}
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| 2020 || July 27 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || “Croatia Launches New ‘STOP COVID-19’ Tracing App” <ref>{{cite web |title=Croatia Launches New 'STOP COVID-19' Tracing App |url=https://bird.tools/live_updates/croatia-launches-new-stop-covid-19-tracing-app/ |website=BIRD |access-date=3 February 2021}}</ref> || {{w| Croatia}}
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| 2020 || July 30 || || StopCOVID NI<ref>{{cite web |title=Covid-19: Tracing app is released for NI |url=https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-53599514 |website=bbc.com |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> “Northern Ireland launches UK's first COVID-19 tracker app” <ref>{{cite web |title=Northern Ireland launches UK's first COVID-19 tracker app |url=https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-nireland-app/northern-ireland-launches-uks-first-covid-19-tracker-app-idUSKCN24W1UX |website=Reuters |access-date=3 February 2021 |language=en |date=31 July 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Northern Ireland}}
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| 2020 || July 31 || || {{w|COVID Alert}}<ref>{{cite web |title=Positive test but no code to enter into COVID Alert exposure app? We want to hear from you |url=https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/positive-test-but-no-code-to-enter-into-covid-alert-exposure-app-we-want-to-hear-from-you-1.5146359 |website=ctvnews.ca |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> “Canada launches COVID-19 tracking app” <ref>{{cite web |title=Canada launches COVID-19 tracking app — but only in Ontario |url=https://globalnews.ca/news/7239119/coronavirus-exposure-notification-app-covid-19-ontario/ |website=Global News |access-date=3 February 2021}}</ref> “Canada’s COVID Alert app is a case of tech-driven bad policy design” <ref>{{cite web |title=Co-designing with the app generation: Findings and collaboration opportunities for research, design, and policy around digital youth |url=https://theconversation.com/canadas-covid-alert-app-is-a-case-of-tech-driven-bad-policy-design-144448 |website= The Conversation |access-date=3 February 2021 |pages=1–3 |doi=10.1002/meet.2014.14505101006 |date=2014}}</ref> "Canada launches COVID-19 contact tracing app as restrictions loosen”<ref name="ohansey">{{cite web |last1=Johnson |first1=Kelsey |title=Canada launches COVID-19 contact tracing app as restrictions loosen |url=https://www.reuters.com/article/healthcoronavirus-canada/canada-launches-covid-19-contact-tracing-app-as-restrictions-loosen-idUSL2N2F12N6 |website=Reuters |access-date=22 January 2021 |language=en |date=31 July 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Canada}}
 
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| 2020 || July 31 || || Coronavírus-SUS || {{w|Brazil}}
 
| 2020 || July 31 || || Coronavírus-SUS || {{w|Brazil}}
 
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| 2020 || August 5 || || COVIDWise<ref>{{cite web |title=COVIDWISE Exposure Notification App Launced to Help Contain COVID-19 |url=https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/blog/2020/08/05/covidwise-exposure-notification-app-launced-to-help-contain-covid-19/ |website=vdh.virginia.gov |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Virginia}}
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| 2020 || End of July || Education || "By the end of July 2020, more than half a million people had enrolled for a free online Covid-19 contact-tracing course offered by Johns Hopkins"<ref name="nejm.org">{{cite web |title=“A Menace to the Public Health” — Contact Tracing and the Limits of Persuasion |url=https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp2021887 |website=nejm.org |access-date=5 December 2020}}</ref> ||
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| 2020 || August 5 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || COVIDWise launches in {{w|Virginia}}.<ref>{{cite web |title=COVIDWISE Exposure Notification App Launced to Help Contain COVID-19 |url=https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/blog/2020/08/05/covidwise-exposure-notification-app-launced-to-help-contain-covid-19/ |website=vdh.virginia.gov |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> || {{w|United States}} ({{w|Virginia}})
 
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| 2020 || August 5 || || "Brazil integrates Apple-Google exposure notification tech into coronavirus app”<ref name="ratesa">{{cite web |last1=Mari |first1=Angelica |title=Brazil integrates Apple-Google exposure notification tech into coronavirus app |url=https://www.zdnet.com/article/brazil-integrates-apple-google-exposure-notification-tech-into-coronavirus-app/ |website=ZDNet |access-date=20 January 2021 |language=en}}</ref> ||
 
| 2020 || August 5 || || "Brazil integrates Apple-Google exposure notification tech into coronavirus app”<ref name="ratesa">{{cite web |last1=Mari |first1=Angelica |title=Brazil integrates Apple-Google exposure notification tech into coronavirus app |url=https://www.zdnet.com/article/brazil-integrates-apple-google-exposure-notification-tech-into-coronavirus-app/ |website=ZDNet |access-date=20 January 2021 |language=en}}</ref> ||
 
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| 2020 || August 12 || || “ Vietnam. Some 15.7 million smartphone users had downloaded Bluezone, a locally-developed contact-tracing app to identify and alert people who have interacted with COVID-19 patients”<ref name="vietgiup">{{cite web |title=COVID-19 tracing app Bluezone hits 15.7 million users {{!}} Society {{!}} Vietnam+ (VietnamPlus) |url=https://en.vietnamplus.vn/covid19-tracing-app-bluezone-hits-157-million-users/180161.vnp |website=VietnamPlus |access-date=20 January 2021 |language=en |date=12 August 2020}}</ref> ||
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| 2020 || August 6 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || "US' first Apple-Google COVID-19 tracing app goes live in Virginia”<ref name="irstApp">{{cite web |title=US' first Apple-Google COVID-19 tracing app goes live in Virginia |url=https://www.mobihealthnews.com/news/us-first-apple-google-covid-19-tracing-app-goes-live-virginia |website=MobiHealthNews |access-date=22 January 2021 |language=en |date=6 August 2020}}</ref> || {{w|United States}} ({{w|Virginia}})
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| 2020 || August 12 || Userbase || “ Vietnam. Some 15.7 million smartphone users had downloaded Bluezone, a locally-developed contact-tracing app to identify and alert people who have interacted with COVID-19 patients”<ref name="vietgiup">{{cite web |title=COVID-19 tracing app Bluezone hits 15.7 million users {{!}} Society {{!}} Vietnam+ (VietnamPlus) |url=https://en.vietnamplus.vn/covid19-tracing-app-bluezone-hits-157-million-users/180161.vnp |website=VietnamPlus |access-date=20 January 2021 |language=en |date=12 August 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Vietnam}}
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| 2020 || August 13 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || “New 'app' that notifies contact with a covid-19 case is ready in Ecuador” <ref>{{cite web |title=Nueva 'app' que notifica el contacto con un caso de covid-19 está lista en Ecuador |url=https://www.elcomercio.com/actualidad/ecuador-covid-app-contacto-contagiados.html |website=El Comercio |access-date=3 February 2021}}</ref> || {{w| Ecuador}}
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| 2020 || August 13 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || Care19 Alert<ref>{{cite web |title=North Dakota announces launch of Care19 Alert app to help reduce spread of COVID-19 as students return |url=https://www.governor.nd.gov/news/north-dakota-announces-launch-care19-alert-app-help-reduce-spread-covid-19-students-return |website=governor.nd.gov |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> || {{w|North Dakota}}
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| 2020 || August 14 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || Care19 Alert<ref>{{cite web |title=Wyoming launches COVID-19 exposure notification app “Care19 Alert” |url=https://wyo4news.com/news/wyoming-launches-covid-19-exposure-notification-app-care19-alert/ |website=wyo4news.com |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Wyoming}}
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| 2020 || August 17 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || GuideSafe<ref>{{cite web |title=Alabama launches statewide coronavirus tracking app |url=https://www.al.com/news/2020/08/alabama-launches-statewide-coronavirus-tracking-app.html |website=al.com |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> “Alabama’s GuideSafe Exposure Notification App launches statewide” <ref>{{cite web |title=Alabama’s GuideSafe Exposure Notification App launches statewide |url=https://alabamanewscenter.com/2020/08/17/alabamas-guidesafe-exposure-notification-app-launches-statewide/ |website=Alabama NewsCenter |access-date=3 February 2021 |date=17 August 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Alabama}}
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| 2020 || August 18 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || “Slovenia Releases Contact Tracing App for Android Users” <ref>{{cite web |title=Slovenia Releases Contact Tracing App for Android Users |url=https://www.total-slovenia-news.com/lifestyle/6784-slovenia-releases-contact-tracing-app-for-android-users |website=www.total-slovenia-news.com |access-date=3 February 2021 |language=en-gb}}</ref>|| {{w| Slovenia }}
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| 2020 || August 19 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || Covid Watch<ref>{{cite web |title=UA Launches 'Covid Watch' Virus Notification App |url=https://www.tucsonlocalmedia.com/news/article_3c61a178-e25b-11ea-bba5-4f4b588e677d.html |website=tucsonlocalmedia.com |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> “UA launches Covid Watch Arizona app” <ref>{{cite web |last1=Jess |first1=Steve |title=UA launches Covid Watch Arizona app |url=https://www.azpm.org/p/home-articles-news/2020/8/19/178776-ua-launches-covid-watch-arizona-app/ |website=www.azpm.org |access-date=3 February 2021 |language=en}}</ref>  || {{w|Arizona}}
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| 2020 || August 20 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || Hoia<ref>{{cite web |title= Estonia launches coronavirus exposure notification app 'HOIA' |url=https://news.err.ee/1125119/feature-estonia-launches-coronavirus-exposure-notification-app-hoia |website=news.err.ee |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> “Estonia launches coronavirus exposure notification app 'HOIA'” <ref>{{cite web |last1=ERR |first1=ERR News | |title=Estonia launches coronavirus exposure notification app 'HOIA' |url=https://news.err.ee/1125119/feature-estonia-launches-coronavirus-exposure-notification-app-hoia |website=ERR |access-date=3 February 2021 |language=en |date=20 August 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Estonia}}
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| 2020 || August 31 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || Koronavilkku "The Koronavilkku smartphone app has now been published to help break infection chains. You can now download Koronavilkku to your phone free of charge from the most popular app stores." "“The Koronavilkku mobile app is part of the Government's test, trace, isolate and treat strategy. The app makes it more efficient to reach people exposed to the virus and refer them to treatment. This way, infection chains can also be broken more efficiently”, says Kirsi Varhila, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health." <ref>{{cite web |title=Koronavilkku has now been published - download the app to your phone! |url=https://thl.fi/en/web/thlfi-en/-/koronavilkku-has-now-been-published-download-the-app-to-your-phone- |website=thl.fi |access-date=16 January 2021}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=The Finnish Covid-19 app Koronavilkku has now been published – download the app to your phone! |url=https://www.solita.fi/en/the-finnish-covid-19-app-koronavilkku-has-now-been-published/ |website=solita.fi |access-date=16 January 2021}}</ref> “Health agency THL launched its 'Koronavilkku' smartphone app on Monday” <ref>{{cite web |title=It's here: Finland's coronavirus tracing app |url=https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/its_here_finlands_coronavirus_tracing_app/11519429 |website=Yle Uutiset |access-date=3 February 2021 |language=en}}</ref> || {{w|Finland}}
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| 2020 || September 1 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || COVID Alert SA "Now you can, by downloading and using the COVID Alert SA app, the South African government’s official Bluetooth contact-tracing app. It’s built on the Apple–Google Exposure Notifications application programmable interface (API). User privacy and security are at the core of the design. Anyone in South Africa who has a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone can access this app."<ref>{{cite web |title=Download the app – Every COVID Alert SA app download means more lives saved in SA |url=https://sacoronavirus.co.za/2020/09/01/download-the-app-every-covid-alert-sa-app-download-means-more-lives-saved-in-sa/ |website=sacoronavirus.co.za |access-date=16 January 2021}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=COVID-19 Alert: South Africa to Move to Level 1 Restrictions from Sept. 21 |url=https://www.worldaware.com/covid-19-alert-south-africa-move-level-1-restrictions-sept-21 |website=worldaware.com |access-date=16 January 2021}}</ref> || {{w|South Africa}}
 
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| 2020 || August 13 || || Care19 Alert<ref>{{cite web |title=North Dakota announces launch of Care19 Alert app to help reduce spread of COVID-19 as students return |url=https://www.governor.nd.gov/news/north-dakota-announces-launch-care19-alert-app-help-reduce-spread-covid-19-students-return |website=governor.nd.gov |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> || {{w|North Dakota}}
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| 2020 || September 1 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || STAYAWAY COVID<ref>{{cite web |title=StayAway Covid |url=https://www.sns.gov.pt/noticias/2020/09/01/stayaway-covid-2/ |website=sns.gov.pt |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Portugal}}
 
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| 2020 || August 14 || || Care19 Alert<ref>{{cite web |title=Wyoming launches COVID-19 exposure notification app “Care19 Alert” |url=https://wyo4news.com/news/wyoming-launches-covid-19-exposure-notification-app-care19-alert/ |website=wyo4news.com |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Wyoming}}
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| 2020 || September 3 || || "Some of the country’s biggest private companies are supporting StaySafe.ph, a contact tracing application launched Thursday by the national government to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019” - Philippines -<ref name="Safetataqhr">{{cite web |title=StaySafe.ph seen to boost contact tracing efforts |url=https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1114332 |website=www.pna.gov.ph |access-date=20 January 2021 |language=en}}</ref> ||
 
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| 2020 || August 17 || || GuideSafe<ref>{{cite web |title=Alabama launches statewide coronavirus tracking app |url=https://www.al.com/news/2020/08/alabama-launches-statewide-coronavirus-tracking-app.html |website=al.com |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Alabama}}
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| 2020 || September 3 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || "South Africa launches free COVID-19 contact tracing app”<ref name="Matedestina">{{cite web |last1=Matengo |first1=Dinah |title=South Africa launches free COVID-19 contact tracing app |url=https://africa.cgtn.com/2020/09/03/south-africa-launches-new-app-to-prevent-second-wave-of-covid-19/ |website=CGTN Africa |access-date=20 January 2021}}</ref> || {{w|South Africa}}
 
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| 2020 || August 19 || || Covid Watch<ref>{{cite web |title=UA Launches 'Covid Watch' Virus Notification App |url=https://www.tucsonlocalmedia.com/news/article_3c61a178-e25b-11ea-bba5-4f4b588e677d.html |website=tucsonlocalmedia.com |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Arizona}}
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| 2020 || September 9 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || “Myanmar government developed a covid-19 tracking app”<ref name="Myaconfi">{{cite web |title=Myanmar government developed a COVID-19 tracking App - News - EuroCham Myanmar |url=https://eurocham-myanmar.org/post/615/Myanmar-government-developed-a-COVID-19-tracking-App |website=eurocham-myanmar.org |access-date=20 January 2021}}</ref> || {{w|Myanmar}}
 
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| 2020 || August 20 || || Hoia<ref>{{cite web |title=Feature | Estonia launches coronavirus exposure notification app 'HOIA' |url=https://news.err.ee/1125119/feature-estonia-launches-coronavirus-exposure-notification-app-hoia |website=news.err.ee |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Estonia}}
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| 2020 || September 10 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || "Scotland launched a nationwide COVID-19 contact-tracing application called Protect Scotland, ZDNet reports”<ref name="lausco">{{cite web |title=Scotland launches contact-tracing app |url=https://iapp.org/news/a/scotland-launches-contact-tracing-app/ |website=iapp.org |access-date=22 January 2021}}</ref> || {{w|United Kingdom}} ({{w|Scotland}})
 
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| 2020 || August 31 || || Koronavilkku "The Koronavilkku smartphone app has now been published to help break infection chains. You can now download Koronavilkku to your phone free of charge from the most popular app stores." "“The Koronavilkku mobile app is part of the Government's test, trace, isolate and treat strategy. The app makes it more efficient to reach people exposed to the virus and refer them to treatment. This way, infection chains can also be broken more efficiently”, says Kirsi Varhila, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health." <ref>{{cite web |title=Koronavilkku has now been published - download the app to your phone! |url=https://thl.fi/en/web/thlfi-en/-/koronavilkku-has-now-been-published-download-the-app-to-your-phone- |website=thl.fi |access-date=16 January 2021}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=The Finnish Covid-19 app Koronavilkku has now been published – download the app to your phone! |url=https://www.solita.fi/en/the-finnish-covid-19-app-koronavilkku-has-now-been-published/ |website=solita.fi |access-date=16 January 2021}}</ref> || {{w|Finland}}
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| 2020 || September 10 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || Guam Covid Alert "Guam is the first U.S. Territory to launch an exposure notification app developed by engineers with Apple, Google, and the PathCheck Foundation that uses Bluetooth technology for digital contact tracing." <ref>{{cite web |title=Guam launches COVID Alert mobile app to aid contact tracing efforts |url=https://www.pncguam.com/guam-launches-covid-alert-mobile-app-to-aid-contact-tracing-efforts/ |website=pncguam.com |access-date=16 January 2021}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Guam Covid Alert |url=https://guamcovidalert.guam.gov/launching-soon/ |website=guamcovidalert.guam.gov|access-date=16 January 2021}}</ref>|| {{w|Guam}}
 
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| 2020 || September 1 || || COVID Alert SA "Now you can, by downloading and using the COVID Alert SA app, the South African government’s official Bluetooth contact-tracing app. It’s built on the Apple–Google Exposure Notifications application programmable interface (API). User privacy and security are at the core of the design. Anyone in South Africa who has a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone can access this app."<ref>{{cite web |title=Download the app – Every COVID Alert SA app download means more lives saved in SA |url=https://sacoronavirus.co.za/2020/09/01/download-the-app-every-covid-alert-sa-app-download-means-more-lives-saved-in-sa/ |website=sacoronavirus.co.za |access-date=16 January 2021}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=COVID-19 Alert: South Africa to Move to Level 1 Restrictions from Sept. 21 |url=https://www.worldaware.com/covid-19-alert-south-africa-move-level-1-restrictions-sept-21 |website=worldaware.com |access-date=16 January 2021}}</ref> || {{w|South Africa}}
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| 2020 || September 11 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || Protect Scotland "It became available to download free on to a smart phone from Apple's App Store or Google Play on Thursday. The Protect Scotland app lets people know if they have been in close contact with someone who later tests positive. The Scottish government has said the software will support the Test and Protect system and is "another tool in the fight against Covid-19"."<ref>{{cite web |title=Scotland's Covid contact tracing app downloaded more than 600,000 times |url=https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-54098960 |website=bbc.com |access-date=16 January 2021}}</ref> “England and Wales' contact-tracing app gets launch date”<ref name="Englmonam">{{cite web |title=Coronavirus: England and Wales' contact-tracing app gets launch date |url=https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-54118022 |website=BBC News |access-date=20 January 2021 |date=11 September 2020}}</ref> || {{w|United Kingdom}}
 
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| 2020 || September 1 || || STAYAWAY COVID<ref>{{cite web |title=StayAway Covid |url=https://www.sns.gov.pt/noticias/2020/09/01/stayaway-covid-2/ |website=sns.gov.pt |access-date=6 December 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Portugal}}
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| 2020 || September 15 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || COVID Alert DE "Gov. John Carney, the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, and the Delaware Department of Technology and Information on Sept. 15 launched COVID Alert DE – a mobile app available in the App Store or Google Play that will help Delaware fight community spread of COVID-19. "<ref>{{cite web |title=State of Delaware Launches COVID Alert DE Mobile App |url=https://news.delaware.gov/2020/09/15/state-of-delaware-launches-covid-alert-de-mobile-app/ |website=news.delaware.gov |access-date=16 January 2021}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=State of Delaware launches COVID Alert DE mobile app |url=https://www.capegazette.com/article/state-delaware-launches-covid-alert-de-mobile-app/208598 |website=capegazette.com |access-date=16 January 2021}}</ref> “State of Delaware Launches COVID Alert DE Mobile App<ref>{{cite web |title=State of Delaware Launches COVID Alert DE Mobile App |url=https://news.delaware.gov/2020/09/15/state-of-delaware-launches-covid-alert-de-mobile-app/ |website=State of Delaware News |access-date=3 February 2021 |date=15 September 2020}}</ref> || {{w|United States}} ({{w|Delaware}})
 
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| 2020 || September 3 || || "Some of the country’s biggest private companies are supporting StaySafe.ph, a contact tracing application launched Thursday by the national government to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019” - Philippines -
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| 2020 || September 17 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || eRouška (eMask) <ref>{{cite web |title=Chráním sebe, chráním tebe! |url=https://erouska.cz/ |website=erouska.cz |access-date=16 January 2021}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=eRouška 2.0: Co to je, jak se používá a proč se nemusíte bát o soukromí |url=https://www.mobilmania.cz/clanky/erouska-20-co-to-je-jak-se-pouziva-a-proc-se-nemusite-bat-o-soukromi/sc-3-a-1349357/default.aspx |website=mobilmania.cz |access-date=16 January 2021}}</ref> || {{w|Czech Republic}}
<ref name="Safetataqhr">{{cite web |title=StaySafe.ph seen to boost contact tracing efforts |url=https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1114332 |website=www.pna.gov.ph |access-date=20 January 2021 |language=en}}</ref> ||
 
 
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| 2020 || September 3 || || "“September 3, 2020: South Africa launches free COVID-19 contact tracing app”<ref name="Matedestina">{{cite web |last1=Matengo |first1=Dinah |title=South Africa launches free COVID-19 contact tracing app |url=https://africa.cgtn.com/2020/09/03/south-africa-launches-new-app-to-prevent-second-wave-of-covid-19/ |website=CGTN Africa |access-date=20 January 2021}}</ref> || {{w|South Africa}}
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| 2020 || September 18 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || “Government launches Covid-19 contact tracing app; public urged to download and install it” <ref>{{cite web |title=Government launches Covid-19 contact tracing app; public urged to download and install it - The Malta Independent |url=https://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2020-09-18/local-news/LIVE-Government-launching-Covid-19-contact-tracing-app-6736227030 |website=www.independent.com.mt |access-date=3 February 2021}}</ref> || {{w| Malta}}
 
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| 2020 || September 9 || || “Myanmar government developed a covid-19 tracking app”<ref name="Myaconfi">{{cite web |title=Myanmar government developed a COVID-19 tracking App - News - EuroCham Myanmar |url=https://eurocham-myanmar.org/post/615/Myanmar-government-developed-a-COVID-19-tracking-App |website=eurocham-myanmar.org |access-date=20 January 2021}}</ref> || {{w|Myanmar}}
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| 2020 || September 18 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || “Netherlands launches Corona Tracking app next September” <ref>{{cite web |title=Netherlands launches Corona Tracking app next September |url=https://www.saudi24news.com/2020/07/netherlands-launches-corona-tracking-app-next-september.html |website=Saudi 24 News |access-date=3 February 2021 |date=16 July 2020}}</ref> || {{w| Netherlands}}
 
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| 2020 || September 10 || || Guam Covid Alert "Guam is the first U.S. Territory to launch an exposure notification app developed by engineers with Apple, Google, and the PathCheck Foundation that uses Bluetooth technology for digital contact tracing." <ref>{{cite web |title=Guam launches COVID Alert mobile app to aid contact tracing efforts |url=https://www.pncguam.com/guam-launches-covid-alert-mobile-app-to-aid-contact-tracing-efforts/ |website=pncguam.com |access-date=16 January 2021}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Guam Covid Alert |url=https://guamcovidalert.guam.gov/launching-soon/ |website=guamcovidalert.guam.gov|access-date=16 January 2021}}</ref>|| {{w|Guam}}
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| 2020 || September 22 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || SlowCOVIDNC <ref>{{cite web |title=Coronavirus Today – Sep 22 – Large stadiums and return of fans; Governor would take vaccine; SlowCOVIDNC app launched |url=https://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2020/09/22/coronavirus-today-sep-22/ |website=northcarolinahealthnews.org |access-date=16 January 2021}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services launches SlowCOVIDNC exposure notification app |url=https://www.unc.edu/posts/2020/09/22/the-north-carolina-department-of-health-and-human-services-launches-slowcovidnc-exposure-notification-app/ |website=unc.edu |access-date=16 January 2021}}</ref> || {{w|North Carolina}}
 
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| 2020 || September 11 || || Protect Scotland "It became available to download free on to a smart phone from Apple's App Store or Google Play on Thursday. The Protect Scotland app lets people know if they have been in close contact with someone who later tests positive. The Scottish government has said the software will support the Test and Protect system and is "another tool in the fight against Covid-19"."<ref>{{cite web |title=Scotland's Covid contact tracing app downloaded more than 600,000 times |url=https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-54098960 |website=bbc.com |access-date=16 January 2021}}</ref>  “England and Wales' contact-tracing app gets launch date”<ref name="Englmonam">{{cite web |title=Coronavirus: England and Wales' contact-tracing app gets launch date |url=https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-54118022 |website=BBC News |access-date=20 January 2021 |date=11 September 2020}}</ref> || {{w|United Kingdom}}
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| 2020 || September 22 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || "NCDHHS launches contact tracing app SlowCOVIDNC” <ref name="ncdhhhlau">{{cite web |title=NCDHHS launches contact tracing app SlowCOVIDNC |url=https://www.elonnewsnetwork.com/article/2020/09/ncdhhs-launches-contact-tracing-app |website=Elon News Network |access-date=22 January 2021}}</ref> ||
 
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| 2020 || September 15 || || COVID Alert DE "Gov. John Carney, the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, and the Delaware Department of Technology and Information on Sept. 15 launched COVID Alert DE – a mobile app available in the App Store or Google Play that will help Delaware fight community spread of COVID-19. "<ref>{{cite web |title=State of Delaware Launches COVID Alert DE Mobile App |url=https://news.delaware.gov/2020/09/15/state-of-delaware-launches-covid-alert-de-mobile-app/ |website=news.delaware.gov |access-date=16 January 2021}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=State of Delaware launches COVID Alert DE mobile app |url=https://www.capegazette.com/article/state-delaware-launches-covid-alert-de-mobile-app/208598 |website=capegazette.com |access-date=16 January 2021}}</ref> || {{w|United States}} ({{w|Delaware}})
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| 2020 || September 24 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || {{w|NHS COVID-19}} "NHS coronavirus app to launch in England and Wales on 24 September"<ref>{{cite web |title=NHS coronavirus app to launch in England and Wales on 24 September |url=https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/11/nhs-coronavirus-app-launch-england-wales-24-september |website=theguardian.com |access-date=17 January 2021}}</ref> ||
 
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| 2020 || September 17 || || eRouška (eMask) <ref>{{cite web |title=Chráním sebe, chráním tebe! |url=https://erouska.cz/ |website=erouska.cz |access-date=16 January 2021}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=eRouška 2.0: Co to je, jak se používá a proč se nemusíte bát o soukromí |url=https://www.mobilmania.cz/clanky/erouska-20-co-to-je-jak-se-pouziva-a-proc-se-nemusite-bat-o-soukromi/sc-3-a-1349357/default.aspx |website=mobilmania.cz |access-date=16 January 2021}}</ref> || {{w|Czech Republic}}
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| 2020 || September 24 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || COVID Alert PA <ref>{{cite web |title=More Than 50,000 People Download COVID Alert PA App |url=https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2020/09/24/covid-alert-pa-app-downloads/ |website=pittsburgh.cbslocal.com |access-date=17 January 2021}}</ref> || {{w|Pennsylvania}}
 
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| 2020 || September 22 || || SlowCOVIDNC <ref>{{cite web |title=Coronavirus Today – Sep 22 – Large stadiums and return of fans; Governor would take vaccine; SlowCOVIDNC app launched |url=https://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2020/09/22/coronavirus-today-sep-22/ |website=northcarolinahealthnews.org |access-date=16 January 2021}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services launches SlowCOVIDNC exposure notification app |url=https://www.unc.edu/posts/2020/09/22/the-north-carolina-department-of-health-and-human-services-launches-slowcovidnc-exposure-notification-app/ |website=unc.edu |access-date=16 January 2021}}</ref> || {{w|North Carolina}}
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| 2020 || September 30 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || Coronalert<ref>{{cite web |title=‘Coronalert’: how Belgium’s coronavirus tracing app works |url=https://www.brusselstimes.com/news/belgium-all-news/133576/coronalert-how-belgiums-coronavirus-tracing-app-works/ |website=brusselstimes.com |access-date=17 January 2021}}</ref> “Belgium the latest to launch contact tracing app based on Apple/Google tech” <ref>{{cite web |title=Belgium the latest to launch contact tracing app based on Apple/Google tech |url=https://www.imore.com/belgium-latest-launch-contact-tracing-app-based-applegoogle-tech |website=iMore |access-date=3 February 2021 |date=30 September 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Belgium}}
 
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| 2020 || September 24 || || {{w|NHS COVID-19}} "NHS coronavirus app to launch in England and Wales on 24 September"<ref>{{cite web |title=NHS coronavirus app to launch in England and Wales on 24 September |url=https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/11/nhs-coronavirus-app-launch-england-wales-24-september |website=theguardian.com |access-date=17 January 2021}}</ref> ||
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| 2020 || October 1 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || "Governor Phil Murphy and New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of COVID-19 exposure notification mobile apps in their respective states that will serve as crucial tools to supplement the effort to trace and contact individuals subject to a COVID exposure. The apps, COVID Alert NJ and COVID Alert NY, notify users of potential COVID-19 exposure while maintaining user privacy and security. With today’s launch, New Jersey and New York join Pennsylvania and Delaware in creating a regional COVID Alert app network that operates across state lines to stop the spread of COVID-19. Connecticut has also announced it will launch an app in the near future using the same technology."<ref>{{cite web |title=Governor Murphy and Governor Cuomo Launch Exposure Notification Apps to Help Stop the Spread of Covid-19 |url=https://www.nj.gov/governor/news/news/562020/20201001a.shtml |website=nj.gov |access-date=17 January 2021}}</ref> ||
 
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| 2020 || September 24 || || COVID Alert PA <ref>{{cite web |title=More Than 50,000 People Download COVID Alert PA App |url=https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2020/09/24/covid-alert-pa-app-downloads/ |website=pittsburgh.cbslocal.com |access-date=17 January 2021}}</ref> || {{w|Pennsylvania}}
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| 2020 || October 8 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || "Kazakhstan launches COVID-19 contact tracing app” <ref>{{cite web |title=Kazakhstan launches COVID-19 contact tracing app |url=https://www.inform.kz/en/kazakhstan-launches-covid-19-contact-tracing-app_a3703810 |website=www.inform.kz |access-date=2 February 2021 |language=en |date=8 October 2020}}</ref> || {{w| Kazakhstan}}
 
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| 2020 || September 30 || || Coronalert<ref>{{cite web |title=‘Coronalert’: how Belgium’s coronavirus tracing app works |url=https://www.brusselstimes.com/news/belgium-all-news/133576/coronalert-how-belgiums-coronavirus-tracing-app-works/ |website=brusselstimes.com |access-date=17 January 2021}}</ref> || {{w|Belgium}}
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| 2020 || October 10 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || CoronaMelder "Nearly six months after talks started about an official Dutch coronavirus notification application, the CoronaMelder mobile app will be ready for use nationally on Saturday, the Cabinet said in a statement. The start date of October 10 was delayed by over seven weeks from its initial release date as the country continued to grapple with a shortage of test capacity to diagnose SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infections."<ref>{{cite web |title=Dutch coronavirus app rolls out nationally Oct. 10 after months of talks |url=https://nltimes.nl/2020/10/06/dutch-coronavirus-app-rolls-nationally-oct-10-months-talks |website=nltimes.nl |access-date=17 January 2021}}</ref> || {{w|Netherlands}}
 
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| 2020 || October 1 || || "Governor Phil Murphy and New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of COVID-19 exposure notification mobile apps in their respective states that will serve as crucial tools to supplement the effort to trace and contact individuals subject to a COVID exposure. The apps, COVID Alert NJ and COVID Alert NY, notify users of potential COVID-19 exposure while maintaining user privacy and security. With today’s launch, New Jersey and New York join Pennsylvania and Delaware in creating a regional COVID Alert app network that operates across state lines to stop the spread of COVID-19. Connecticut has also announced it will launch an app in the near future using the same technology."<ref>{{cite web |title=Governor Murphy and Governor Cuomo Launch Exposure Notification Apps to Help Stop the Spread of Covid-19 |url=https://www.nj.gov/governor/news/news/562020/20201001a.shtml |website=nj.gov |access-date=17 January 2021}}</ref> ||
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| 2020 || October 14 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || Jersey COVID Alert<ref>{{cite web |title=Covid: Jersey launches contact tracing app |url=https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-jersey-54537988#:~:text=A%20new%20coronavirus%20contact%2Dtracing,by%20the%20contact%2Dtracing%20team. |website=bbc.com |access-date=16 January 2021}}</ref> || {{w|Jersey}}
 
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| 2020 || October 10 || || CoronaMelder<ref>{{cite web |title=Dutch coronavirus app rolls out nationally Oct. 10 after months of talks |url=https://nltimes.nl/2020/10/06/dutch-coronavirus-app-rolls-nationally-oct-10-months-talks |website=nltimes.nl |access-date=17 January 2021}}</ref> || {{w|Netherlands}}
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| 2020 || October 14 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || "A new coronavirus contact-tracing app has been launched in Jersey. The Covid alert app will send an exposure warning to those who may have been in close contact with an infected person” <ref name="Jersseee">{{cite web |title=Covid: Jersey launches contact tracing app |url=https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-jersey-54537988 |website=BBC News |access-date=22 January 2021 |date=14 October 2020}}</ref>. ||
 
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| 2020 || October 14 || || Jersey COVID Alert<ref>{{cite web |title=Covid: Jersey launches contact tracing app |url=https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-jersey-54537988#:~:text=A%20new%20coronavirus%20contact%2Dtracing,by%20the%20contact%2Dtracing%20team. |website=bbc.com |access-date=16 January 2021}}</ref> || {{w|Jersey}}
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| 2020 || October 19 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || “D.C.’s COVID-19 Exposure Notification System Launches Tuesday” <ref>{{cite web |title=DC Launches A COVID-19 Exposure Notification System Tuesday |url=https://dcist.com/story/20/10/19/dc-coronavirus-exposure-alert-app/ |website=DCist |access-date=3 February 2021 |language=en}}</ref> || {{w| USA – District of Columbia}}
 
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| 2020 || October 25 || || CO Exposure Notifications<ref>{{cite web |title=CO Exposure Notification Technology Goes Live Today |url=https://www.colorado.gov/governor/news/3296-co-exposure-notification-technology-goes-live-today |website=colorado.gov |access-date=17 January 2021}}</ref> || {{w|Colorado}}
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| 2020 || October 23 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || “Colorado launches COVID-19 exposure notifications via cellphone” <ref>{{cite web |last1=Durango |first1=Shannon Mullane |last2=Friday |first2=Pine River Valley reporter |title=Colorado launches COVID-19 exposure notifications via cellphone |url=https://durangoherald.com/articles/351270 |website=Durango Herald |access-date=3 February 2021 |language=en}}</ref> CO Exposure Notifications<ref>{{cite web |title=CO Exposure Notification Technology Goes Live Today |url=https://www.colorado.gov/governor/news/3296-co-exposure-notification-technology-goes-live-today |website=colorado.gov |access-date=17 January 2021}}</ref>|| {{w| Colorado }}
 
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| 2020 || October 26 || ||  "France launches new contact tracing app, TousAntiCovid”<ref name="Heafraauh">{{cite web |title=France launches new contact tracing app, TousAntiCovid |url=https://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/emea/france-launches-new-contact-tracing-app-tousanticovid |website=Healthcare IT News |access-date=20 January 2021 |language=en |date=26 October 2020}}</ref> || {{w|France}}
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| 2020 || October 26 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch ||  "France launches new contact tracing app, TousAntiCovid”<ref name="Heafraauh">{{cite web |title=France launches new contact tracing app, TousAntiCovid |url=https://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/emea/france-launches-new-contact-tracing-app-tousanticovid |website=Healthcare IT News |access-date=20 January 2021 |language=en |date=26 October 2020}}</ref> || {{w|France}}
 
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| 2020 || November 9 || || MI COVID Alert " Michigan launched the statewide rollout of a voluntary, free coronavirus app Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. The app notifies users if they have potentially been in close contact with infected people."<ref>{{cite web |title=COVID-19 Alert App notifies users if they have been in close contact with infected people |url=https://wwmt.com/news/local/covid-19-alert-app-notifies-users-if-they-have-been-in-close-contact-with-infected-people |website=wwmt.com |access-date=17 January 2021}}</ref> || {{w|Michigan}}
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| 2020 || November 9 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || MI COVID Alert " Michigan launched the statewide rollout of a voluntary, free coronavirus app Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. The app notifies users if they have potentially been in close contact with infected people."<ref>{{cite web |title=COVID-19 Alert App notifies users if they have been in close contact with infected people |url=https://wwmt.com/news/local/covid-19-alert-app-notifies-users-if-they-have-been-in-close-contact-with-infected-people |website=wwmt.com |access-date=17 January 2021}}</ref> || {{w|Michigan}}
 
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| 2020 || November 10 || || "The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) today announced the launch of MD COVID Alert, the official COVID-19 Exposure Notifications Express system of Maryland. MD COVID Alert uses Bluetooth Low Energy technology to quickly notify users who might have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 with the goal of reducing infections in Maryland."<ref>{{cite web |title=Maryland Department of Health launches MD COVID Alert |url=https://health.maryland.gov/newsroom/Pages/Maryland-Department-of-Health-launches-MD-COVID-Alert.aspx |website=health.maryland.gov |access-date=17 January 2021}}</ref> ||  
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| 2020 || November 10 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || "The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) today announced the launch of MD COVID Alert, the official COVID-19 Exposure Notifications Express system of Maryland. MD COVID Alert uses Bluetooth Low Energy technology to quickly notify users who might have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 with the goal of reducing infections in Maryland."<ref>{{cite web |title=Maryland Department of Health launches MD COVID Alert |url=https://health.maryland.gov/newsroom/Pages/Maryland-Department-of-Health-launches-MD-COVID-Alert.aspx |website=health.maryland.gov |access-date=17 January 2021}}</ref> || {{w|United States}} ({{w|Maryland}})
 
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| 2020 || November 11 || || Aloha Safe Alert || {{w|Hawaii}}
 
| 2020 || November 11 || || Aloha Safe Alert || {{w|Hawaii}}
 
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| 2020 || November 12 || || COVID Alert CT || {{w|Connecticut}}
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| 2020 || November 16 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || “Connecticut Launches COVID Alert CT App” <ref>{{cite web |title=Connecticut Launches COVID Alert CT App {{!}} Haddam CT |url=https://www.haddam.org/home/news/connecticut-launches-covid-alert-ct-app |website=www.haddam.org |access-date=3 February 2021}}</ref> || {{w| Connecticut}}
 
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| 2020 || November 17 || || "Russia Develops Coronavirus Contact-Tracing App”<ref name="pscoro">{{cite web |last1=Times |first1=The Moscow |title=Russia Develops Coronavirus Contact-Tracing App |url=https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/17/russia-develops-coronavirus-contact-tracing-app-a72068 |website=The Moscow Times |access-date=20 January 2021 |language=en |date=17 November 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Russia}}
 
| 2020 || November 17 || || "Russia Develops Coronavirus Contact-Tracing App”<ref name="pscoro">{{cite web |last1=Times |first1=The Moscow |title=Russia Develops Coronavirus Contact-Tracing App |url=https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/17/russia-develops-coronavirus-contact-tracing-app-a72068 |website=The Moscow Times |access-date=20 January 2021 |language=en |date=17 November 2020}}</ref> || {{w|Russia}}
 
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| 2020 || November 23 || || Gosuslugi || {{w|Russia}}
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| 2020 || November 23 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch |Gosuslugi “Russian government launches Covid contact-tracing app” <ref>{{cite web |title=Russian government launches Covid contact-tracing app |url=https://www.ewdn.com/2020/11/25/russian-government-launches-covid-contact-tracing-app/ |website=ewdn.com |access-date=3 February 2021}}</ref> || {{w| Russia}}
 
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| 2020 || November 23 || || COVIDaware || {{w|Minnesota}}
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| 2020 || November 23 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || COVIDaware || {{w|Minnesota}}
 
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| 2020 || November 30 || || WA Notify || {{w|Washington (state)}}
 
| 2020 || November 30 || || WA Notify || {{w|Washington (state)}}
 
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| 2020 || December 21 || || Smittestopp || {{w|Norway}}
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| 2020 || December 7 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || “California launches app to alert people whose contacts test positive for coronavirus” <ref>{{cite web |last1=Gardiner |first1=Dustin |title=California launches app to alert people whose contacts test positive for coronavirus |url=https://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/California-launches-app-to-alert-people-whose-15781904.php |website=San Francisco Chronicle |access-date=3 February 2021 |date=8 December 2020}}</ref> || {{w| California }}
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| 2020 || December 11 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || “WeHealth Bermuda App Launches” <ref>{{cite web |title=Now Available: WeHealth Bermuda App Launches |url=https://www.wehealth.org/blog/now-available-wehealth-bermuda-app-launches |website=www.wehealth.org |access-date=3 February 2021 |language=en}}</ref> || {{w|Bermuda}}
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| 2020 || December 21 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || Smittestopp || {{w|Norway}}
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| 2020 || December 23 || || "In “Americans’ Perceptions of Privacy and Surveillance in the COVID-19 Pandemic,” published Dec. 23 in PLOS One, Baobao Zhang, a Klarman Postdoctoral Fellow in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Sarah Kreps, the John L. Wetherill Professor of Government, report that Americans continue to be deeply skeptical of contact tracing technology and hesitant to adopt other preventive measures." <ref>{{cite web |title=Study: Americans skeptical of COVID-19 contact tracing apps |url=https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2021/01/study-americans-skeptical-covid-19-contact-tracing-apps |website=Cornell Chronicle |access-date=3 February 2021 |language=en}}</ref> || {{w| USA }}
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| 2021 || January 1 || {{w|Mobile app}} launch || "The Oregon Health Authority had released an app that would warn people if they were exposed to a COVID-19 outbreak”<ref name="architcov">{{cite web |last1=waterfalls |first1=About Aaron Mesh Aaron Mesh is WW's news editor He’s a Florida man who enjoys |last2=basketball |first2=Trail Blazers |last3=architecture |first3=Brutalist |title=Oregon Accidentally Launches Contact-Tracing App, but It’s Not Ready |url=https://www.wweek.com/news/state/2021/01/01/oregon-accidentally-launches-contact-tracing-app-but-its-not-ready/ |website=Willamette Week |access-date=22 January 2021}}</ref> ||
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| 2021 || February 2 || Privacy || "A group of Democratic Senators and Congressional membersproposed legislation meant to tackle the privacy and security issues tied to technologies used for the COVID-19 response, including contact tracing apps, digital monitoring tools, and vaccine appointment scheduling apps. The Public Health Emergency Privacy Act was introduced late Thursday, Janua”  <ref>{{cite web |title=Proposed Public Health Emergency Bill Targets COVID-19 Tech Privacy |url=https://healthitsecurity.com/news/proposed-public-health-emergency-bill-targets-covid-19-tech-privacy |website=HealthITSecurity |access-date=3 February 2021 |date=2 February 2021}}</ref> || {{w| USA }}
 
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2020 February 3 Mobile app launch Lithuanian based company Bitsens launches a coronavirus app, even when the virus has not reached Lithuania yet.[1] Lithuania
2020 February 11 Mobile app launch The Chinese Government launches coronavirus 'close contact detector' app. In order to make an inquiry, users are required to scan a QR code on their smartphones using apps like Alipay or WeChat. Once the new app is registered with a phone number, users must enter their name and ID number. Every registered phone number can then be used to check the status of up to three ID numbers.[2] China
2020 February PathCheck "Founded at MIT in the research group of Prof. Ramesh Raskar, PathCheck Foundation is 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to creating healthy and resilient communities by containing the pandemic, revitalizing the economy, and preserving the privacy of individual citizens. " "PathCheck was founded in February, 2020, at MIT by a passionate community of people and organizations to contain the spread of COVID-19 and help revitalize economies without sacrificing personal privacy. We’ve been pioneers in digital contact tracing and exposure notification technology. Their original technology was based on the MIT Private Kit"[3][4]
2020 March 9 Digital privacy "Spying concerns raised over Iran's official COVID-19 detection app”[5] Iran
2020 March 9 Mobile app launch "Colombian president launches app to track COVID-19”[6] Colombia
2020 March 10 "Iran: Google withdraws Iranian government COVID-19 self-diagnosis app”[7] Iran
2020 March 11 Background "The World Health Organization (WHO) to declare a pandemic on March 11, 2020"[8]
2020 March 12 Public Health England stops performing contact tracing, as widespread infections overwhelm capacity.[9][10] England
2020 March 18 Mobile app launch “Coronavírus SUS – Brazil’s official app for clear communication” [11] Brazil
2020 March 20 Mobile app launch "Singapore launches contact tracing mobile app to track coronavirus infections" "E: A new mobile application called TraceTogether was launched on Friday (Mar 20) to support ongoing contact tracing efforts amid the COVID-19 outbreak in Singapore."[12][13] Singapore
2020 March 20 "Taiwan's new 'electronic fence' for quarantines leads wave of virus monitoring” [14] Taiwan
2020 March 20 Mobile app launch "Sri Lanka: MDIIT launches mobile app to track Coronavirus” [15] Sri Lanka
2020 March 24 Mobile app launch "The contact tracing app, called COVID Trace, will be entirely opt-in, meaning that not only will users have to download the app in order to take advantage of its functionality, but those who test positive for COVID-19 will have to take an additional step in the app to notify those they may have come in contact with of a possible exposure” [16] United States (Nevada)
2020 March 25 Mobile app launch Stopp Corona App[8] “In March 2020, the Austrian Red Cross (in cooperation with Accenture Austria and the Uniqa private foundation) introduced an app (called “Stopp Corona”) to trace contacts for preventing the spread COVID-19 infections” [17] Austria
2020 April 1 Protocol introduction Pan-European Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing[18]
2020 April 2 Mobile app launch The Government of India launches Aarogya Setu, aimed at enabling people to assess themselves the risk of their catching Covid-19 infection. The app is available in 11 languages.[19] India
2020 April 3 Mobile app launch The Government of Peru announces launch of app that would allow users share their location in the event that they have tested positive for Coronavirus.[20] Peru
2020 April 4 Decentralized Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing[21]
2020 April 8 Mobile app launch Egypt launches mobile application to track both new coronavirus cases and those in contact with patients.[22][23] Egypt
2020 April 9 Mobile app launch Afghan ministries announce launch Coronavirus tracking app corona.asan.gov.af.[24][25][26] Afghanistan
2020 April 14 Mobile app launch COVIDSafe launches in Australia, with the purpose to monitor people's daily interactions using GPS. Launched as an opt-in, it is calculated that the app would require at least 40 per cent of citizens to use it to be effective.[27] Australia
2020 April 14 Mobile app launch "Turkey to use contact-tracing app to detect coronavirus”[28] Turkey
2020 April 16 Protocol introduction Whisper Tracing Protocol[29]
2020 April 16 Mobile app launch "The team behind Nodle.io, an Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity and security startup, today announces the launch of Coalition, a free, privacy-first contact tracing app to help stop the spread of COVID-19. "[30]
2020 April 17 Mobile app launch “MCMC launches contact tracing app: Gerak Malaysia (update: not approved by Mosti)”[31] Malaysia
2020 April 21 Digital privacy A Australian Government Services minister announces laws to be introduced in the country with the purpose to strenghten user privacy.[32] Australia
2020 April 23 “Members of the University community are hereby informed of the introduction of COVID-CONNECT, a virtual monitoring app with a back-end Care Coordination Centre at the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) that gives subscribers access to needed clinical support from a team of medical experts and specialists. The digital health service, launched on April 23, 2020 at the UGM, seeks to address all COVID-19 related issues that clients may have by giving them easy access to high trained medical specialists at the UGMC from the comfort and safety of their homes.” [33] Ghana
2020 April 24 Mobile app launch ProteGO launches in Poland, becoming one of EU’s first official Covid-19 tracking applications. This version requires users to enter their data themselves for the purposes of health self-monitoring.[34] Poland
2020 April 26 Mobile app launch "Australia launched a controversial coronavirus tracing app yesterday and promised to legislate privacy protections around it as the authorities try to get the country and the economy back onto a more normal footing”[35] "Australia launches controversial COVID-19 tracking app as some states start easing rules” [36] Australia
2020 April 27 Mobile app launch "‘Act at Home’ app is launched to counteract the spread of COVID-19 in Ukraine”[37] Ukraine
2020 April “New eRouška application, which the Ministry of Health has taken under its patronage and which should facilitate an easier, faster, and more effective process of looking up people who are at high risk of infection due to contact with an infected person” [38] Czech Republic
2020 May 2 "Korean health officials are also developing "smart city" tools to bolster existing networks of testing and contact tracing, but some privacy advocates are pushing back”[39] South Korea
2020 May 2 Mobile app launch “Coronavirus: Cyprus launches voluntary tracking app to halt spread” [40] Cyprus
2020 May 4 Mobile app launch "The UK government will appeal to Britons’ sense of civic responsibility to encourage use of the new NHS contact-tracing app, despite an admission from its developer that it “might not work” when first rolled out”[41] United Kingdom
2020 May 4 "Niger launches chatbot on WhatsApp to answer COVID-19 queries” [42] Niger
2020 May 4 "A new contact-tracing app for managing the coronavirus outbreak will be piloted on the Isle of Wight this week, the health secretary has confirmed, despite concerns its centralised setup carries privacy risks and will reduce uptake”[43]
2020 May 6 Mobile app launch "Algeria: NATP announces development of Coronavirus apps”[44] Algeria
2020 May 10 "Coronavirus: Zambia sex workers praised for contact tracing” [45] Zambia
2020 May 10 "Syrian government surveillance campaign turns to spreading malware in coronavirus apps” [46] Syrian
2020 May 14 Mobile app launch "India launches contact-tracing app for JioPhones in virus battle”[47] India
2020 May 14 “The USAID Digital Health Activity (DHA), led by JSI, is applying its expertise in digital health and supply chain to play a leading role in Ethiopia’s response to COVID-19. The application also supports active case detection through contact-tracing activities, such as identification and follow-up of contacts of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case”[48]
2020 May 14 Mobile app launch “Thailand to launch COVID-19 tracing application to facilitate disease-control tracking of customers as shops reopen”[49] Thailand
2020 May 19 Mobile app launch “Covid-19 tracing app launched earlier than expected” [50] NZ COVID Tracer[51] New Zealand
2020 May 19 Mobile app launch “Norway launches ‘smittestopp’ app to track coronavirus cases” [52] Norway
2020 May 20 "Apple and Google release their coronavirus contact-tracing software to 22 countries around the world and say it WILL work across borders” [53] Netherlands
2020 May 20 Mobile app launch "Aga Khan Health Services and Aga Khan University launch COVID-19 self-screening app in Tanzania”[54] Tanzania
2020 May 20 Exposure Notification[55]
2020 May 20 "Apple and Google release their coronavirus contact-tracing software to 22 countries around the world and say it WILL work across borders” [56] Netherlands
2020 May 23 Mobile app launch "Ugandans develop app for Covid-19 contact tracing”[57] Uganda
2020 May 26 Digital privacy "Serious security vulnerabilities in Qatar’s mandatory contact tracing app, uncovered by Amnesty International, must act as a wake-up call for governments rolling-out COVID-19 apps to ensure privacy safeguards are central to the technology”[58] Qatar
2020 May 28 Organization NHS Test and Trace is formed in England as a government-funded service with the purpose to track and help prevent the spread of COVID-19. It is run by the National Institute for Health Protection.[59][60] United Kingdom (England)
2020 May 28 Mobile app launch “Latvia to launch Google-Apple friendly coronavirus contact tracing app” [61] Apturi Covid[62] Latvia
2020 May Digital privacy "In May 2020, Serco accidentally shared the personal email addresses of nearly 300 trainee COVID-19 contact tracers."[63]
2020 June 1 Mobile app launch Immuni[64] “Italy launches COVID-19 contact-tracing app amid privacy concerns”[65] “Italy has released its official COVID-19 contact-tracing app, which is built on the framework developed by Apple and Google to track infections” [66] Italy
2020 June 4 Mobile app launch "The Argentine Government Created COVID-19 Database”[67] Argentina
2020 June 5 Mobile app launch "The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has revealed that it has developed a Covid-19 contact-tracing application that will be deployed in all its locations across the country”[68]
2020 June 5 Mobile app launch “Bangladesh finally gets its own contact tracing app”[69] Bangladesh
2020 June 5 Mobile app launch "Morocco: Ministry of Health announces launch of tracing app”[70] Morocco
2020 June 8 Mobile app launch "Young engineers from Burkina Faso together with a colleague studying in Wuhan launched DiagnoseMe app to detect symptoms of Covid-19” [71] Burkina Faso
2020 June 9 Privacy Poland releases a new version of the Covid-19 contact tracing app ProteGO Safe, now adapted to address concerns about privacy. Previously, the official contact-tracing app released by the government spurred debate on privacy and surveillance during the pandemic, with critics seeing ample opportunity for abuse.[72][73][74] Poland
2020 June 9 Digital privacy "Pakistan's Covid-19 App Becomes Laughing Stock as it Fails at Contact Tracing, Privacy”[75]
2020 June 10 Digital privacy "French hacker claims Pakistan's covid-19 contact tracing app reveals patients' locations, govt denies claims”[76]
2020 June 12 "Uzbekistan to develop mobile app to trace contacts of confirmed Covid-19 cases”[77] Uzbekistan
2020 June 14 Mobile app launch The Saudi Authority for Data and Artificial Intelligence (SDAIA) launches Tabaud, a contact-tracing app aimed to track COVID-19. Saudi Arabia becomes one of the latest countries to use the Apple-Google Exposure Notification System. Users can share their information and then contact those having come into contact with. If a user tests positive, a notification would be sent to users who came into close contact with the infected user during the last 14 days.[78][79] Saudi Arabia
2020 June 15 Coronavirus UY[80] Uruguay
2020 June 15 "The Norwegian government’s decision to stop using its COVID-19 contact tracing app is a major win for privacy and comes hours before Amnesty International releases a damning analysis of the app”[81] Norway
2020 June 15 Mobile app launch “App launched with alert of exposure to covid-19 in Uruguay” [82] Uruguay
2020 June 16 Mobile app launch Corona-Warn-App[83] “ Germany launches 'best' coronavirus tracing app”[84] Germany
2020 June 16 Digital privacy An investigation by Amnesty International reveals that Bahrain’s ‘BeAware Bahrain’, Kuwait’s ‘Shlonik’ and Norway’s ‘Smittestopp’ apps stand out among the most dangerous contact tracing apps regarding privacy, "with all three actively carrying out live or near-live tracking of users’ locations by frequently uploading GPS coordinates to a central server".[85] Bahrain, Kuwait, Norway
2020 June 17 “Beat COVID Gibraltar has been developed by HM Government of Gibraltar and the Gibraltar Health Authority to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus and keep our community safe” [86] Gibraltar
2020 June 17 Mobile app launch "Germany launched a coronavirus tracing system that officials say is so secure even government ministers can use it.”[87] Germany
2020 June 18 "BIOS runs contact tracing without recording personal data, which other apps developed by Apple and Google cannot do"[88]
2020 June 18 Mobile app launch “Denmark launches coronavirus app Smittestop” [89] Smittestop[90] Denmark
2020 June 18 BEAT Covid Gibraltar.[91] Gibraltar
2020 June 19 Mobile app launch “Japan rolls out Microsoft-developed COVID-19 contact tracing app” [92][93] Japan
2020 June 19 COCOA[94] Japan
2020 June 21 careFIJI[95] Fiji
2020 June 24 "Romania develops app to track coronavirus patients and their contacts” [96] Romania
2020 June 25 Mobile app launch SwissCovid[97] “Switzerland launches SwissCovid tracing app for residents” [98] Switzerland
2020 June 28 Mobile app launch “In Mozambique the government has launched a free Covid-19 hotline”[99] Mozambique
2020 June 29 Mobile app launch “Spain launches first phase of coronavirus-tracking app”[100]"Spain launches first phase of coronavirus-tracking app”[100] Spain
2020 June 30 Healthy Together[101]
2020 June 30 Radar COVID[102] Spain
2020 July 02 Mobile app launch “Governor County Government of Kisumu presided launch of COVIDConnect mobile app in Kenya” [103] Kenya
2020 July 7 Mobile app launch COVID Tracker Ireland[104] Ireland
2020 July 13 “Government of Mexico City Implements Avaya Contact Center Solutions for Contact Tracing, Conducting 2,700 Tests Daily Across 117 Health Centers”[105] Mexico
2020 July 13 Mobile app launch "Kenya launches web-based app to trace COVID-19 cases”[106] Kenya
2020 July 21 Digital privacy "Major Security Flaws Found in South Korea Quarantine App” "The defects, which have been fixed, exposed private details of people in quarantine. The country has been hailed as a pioneer in digital public health."[107] South Korea
2020 July 27 Mobile app launch “Croatia Launches New ‘STOP COVID-19’ Tracing App” [108] Croatia
2020 July 30 StopCOVID NI[109] “Northern Ireland launches UK's first COVID-19 tracker app” [110] Northern Ireland
2020 July 31 COVID Alert[111] “Canada launches COVID-19 tracking app” [112] “Canada’s COVID Alert app is a case of tech-driven bad policy design” [113] "Canada launches COVID-19 contact tracing app as restrictions loosen”[114] Canada
2020 July 31 Coronavírus-SUS Brazil
2020 End of July Education "By the end of July 2020, more than half a million people had enrolled for a free online Covid-19 contact-tracing course offered by Johns Hopkins"[115]
2020 August 5 Mobile app launch COVIDWise launches in Virginia.[116] United States (Virginia)
2020 August 5 "Brazil integrates Apple-Google exposure notification tech into coronavirus app”[117]
2020 August 6 Mobile app launch "US' first Apple-Google COVID-19 tracing app goes live in Virginia”[118] United States (Virginia)
2020 August 12 Userbase “ Vietnam. Some 15.7 million smartphone users had downloaded Bluezone, a locally-developed contact-tracing app to identify and alert people who have interacted with COVID-19 patients”[119] Vietnam
2020 August 13 Mobile app launch “New 'app' that notifies contact with a covid-19 case is ready in Ecuador” [120] Ecuador
2020 August 13 Mobile app launch Care19 Alert[121] North Dakota
2020 August 14 Mobile app launch Care19 Alert[122] Wyoming
2020 August 17 Mobile app launch GuideSafe[123] “Alabama’s GuideSafe Exposure Notification App launches statewide” [124] Alabama
2020 August 18 Mobile app launch “Slovenia Releases Contact Tracing App for Android Users” [125] Slovenia
2020 August 19 Mobile app launch Covid Watch[126] “UA launches Covid Watch Arizona app” [127] Arizona
2020 August 20 Mobile app launch Hoia[128] “Estonia launches coronavirus exposure notification app 'HOIA'” [129] Estonia
2020 August 31 Mobile app launch Koronavilkku "The Koronavilkku smartphone app has now been published to help break infection chains. You can now download Koronavilkku to your phone free of charge from the most popular app stores." "“The Koronavilkku mobile app is part of the Government's test, trace, isolate and treat strategy. The app makes it more efficient to reach people exposed to the virus and refer them to treatment. This way, infection chains can also be broken more efficiently”, says Kirsi Varhila, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health." [130][131] “Health agency THL launched its 'Koronavilkku' smartphone app on Monday” [132] Finland
2020 September 1 Mobile app launch COVID Alert SA "Now you can, by downloading and using the COVID Alert SA app, the South African government’s official Bluetooth contact-tracing app. It’s built on the Apple–Google Exposure Notifications application programmable interface (API). User privacy and security are at the core of the design. Anyone in South Africa who has a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone can access this app."[133][134] South Africa
2020 September 1 Mobile app launch STAYAWAY COVID[135] Portugal
2020 September 3 "Some of the country’s biggest private companies are supporting StaySafe.ph, a contact tracing application launched Thursday by the national government to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019” - Philippines -[136]
2020 September 3 Mobile app launch "South Africa launches free COVID-19 contact tracing app”[137] South Africa
2020 September 9 Mobile app launch “Myanmar government developed a covid-19 tracking app”[138] Myanmar
2020 September 10 Mobile app launch "Scotland launched a nationwide COVID-19 contact-tracing application called Protect Scotland, ZDNet reports”[139] United Kingdom (Scotland)
2020 September 10 Mobile app launch Guam Covid Alert "Guam is the first U.S. Territory to launch an exposure notification app developed by engineers with Apple, Google, and the PathCheck Foundation that uses Bluetooth technology for digital contact tracing." [140][141] Guam
2020 September 11 Mobile app launch Protect Scotland "It became available to download free on to a smart phone from Apple's App Store or Google Play on Thursday. The Protect Scotland app lets people know if they have been in close contact with someone who later tests positive. The Scottish government has said the software will support the Test and Protect system and is "another tool in the fight against Covid-19"."[142] “England and Wales' contact-tracing app gets launch date”[143] United Kingdom
2020 September 15 Mobile app launch COVID Alert DE "Gov. John Carney, the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, and the Delaware Department of Technology and Information on Sept. 15 launched COVID Alert DE – a mobile app available in the App Store or Google Play that will help Delaware fight community spread of COVID-19. "[144][145] “State of Delaware Launches COVID Alert DE Mobile App[146] United States (Delaware)
2020 September 17 Mobile app launch eRouška (eMask) [147][148] Czech Republic
2020 September 18 Mobile app launch “Government launches Covid-19 contact tracing app; public urged to download and install it” [149] Malta
2020 September 18 Mobile app launch “Netherlands launches Corona Tracking app next September” [150] Netherlands
2020 September 22 Mobile app launch SlowCOVIDNC [151][152] North Carolina
2020 September 22 Mobile app launch "NCDHHS launches contact tracing app SlowCOVIDNC” [153]
2020 September 24 Mobile app launch NHS COVID-19 "NHS coronavirus app to launch in England and Wales on 24 September"[154]
2020 September 24 Mobile app launch COVID Alert PA [155] Pennsylvania
2020 September 30 Mobile app launch Coronalert[156] “Belgium the latest to launch contact tracing app based on Apple/Google tech” [157] Belgium
2020 October 1 Mobile app launch "Governor Phil Murphy and New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of COVID-19 exposure notification mobile apps in their respective states that will serve as crucial tools to supplement the effort to trace and contact individuals subject to a COVID exposure. The apps, COVID Alert NJ and COVID Alert NY, notify users of potential COVID-19 exposure while maintaining user privacy and security. With today’s launch, New Jersey and New York join Pennsylvania and Delaware in creating a regional COVID Alert app network that operates across state lines to stop the spread of COVID-19. Connecticut has also announced it will launch an app in the near future using the same technology."[158]
2020 October 8 Mobile app launch "Kazakhstan launches COVID-19 contact tracing app” [159] Kazakhstan
2020 October 10 Mobile app launch CoronaMelder "Nearly six months after talks started about an official Dutch coronavirus notification application, the CoronaMelder mobile app will be ready for use nationally on Saturday, the Cabinet said in a statement. The start date of October 10 was delayed by over seven weeks from its initial release date as the country continued to grapple with a shortage of test capacity to diagnose SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infections."[160] Netherlands
2020 October 14 Mobile app launch Jersey COVID Alert[161] Jersey
2020 October 14 Mobile app launch "A new coronavirus contact-tracing app has been launched in Jersey. The Covid alert app will send an exposure warning to those who may have been in close contact with an infected person” [162].
2020 October 19 Mobile app launch “D.C.’s COVID-19 Exposure Notification System Launches Tuesday” [163] USA – District of Columbia
2020 October 23 Mobile app launch “Colorado launches COVID-19 exposure notifications via cellphone” [164] CO Exposure Notifications[165] Colorado
2020 October 26 Mobile app launch "France launches new contact tracing app, TousAntiCovid”[166] France
2020 November 9 Mobile app launch MI COVID Alert " Michigan launched the statewide rollout of a voluntary, free coronavirus app Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. The app notifies users if they have potentially been in close contact with infected people."[167] Michigan
2020 November 10 Mobile app launch "The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) today announced the launch of MD COVID Alert, the official COVID-19 Exposure Notifications Express system of Maryland. MD COVID Alert uses Bluetooth Low Energy technology to quickly notify users who might have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 with the goal of reducing infections in Maryland."[168] United States (Maryland)
2020 November 11 Aloha Safe Alert Hawaii
2020 November 16 Mobile app launch “Connecticut Launches COVID Alert CT App” [169] Connecticut
2020 November 17 "Russia Develops Coronavirus Contact-Tracing App”[170] Russia
2020 November 23 Mobile app launch Gosuslugi “Russian government launches Covid contact-tracing app” [171] Russia
2020 November 23 Mobile app launch COVIDaware Minnesota
2020 November 30 WA Notify Washington (state)
2020 December 7 Mobile app launch “California launches app to alert people whose contacts test positive for coronavirus” [172] California
2020 December 11 Mobile app launch “WeHealth Bermuda App Launches” [173] Bermuda
2020 December 21 Mobile app launch Smittestopp Norway
2020 December 23 "In “Americans’ Perceptions of Privacy and Surveillance in the COVID-19 Pandemic,” published Dec. 23 in PLOS One, Baobao Zhang, a Klarman Postdoctoral Fellow in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Sarah Kreps, the John L. Wetherill Professor of Government, report that Americans continue to be deeply skeptical of contact tracing technology and hesitant to adopt other preventive measures." [174] USA
2021 January 1 Mobile app launch "The Oregon Health Authority had released an app that would warn people if they were exposed to a COVID-19 outbreak”[175]
2021 February 2 Privacy "A group of Democratic Senators and Congressional membersproposed legislation meant to tackle the privacy and security issues tied to technologies used for the COVID-19 response, including contact tracing apps, digital monitoring tools, and vaccine appointment scheduling apps. The Public Health Emergency Privacy Act was introduced late Thursday, Janua” [176] USA

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