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NI coronavirus tracing app 'could avoid need for future lockdown'

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The tracing app will launch towards the end of next week

The tracing app will launch towards the end of next week

The tracing app will launch towards the end of next week

The tracing app will launch towards the end of next week

The tracing app will launch towards the end of next week

The new contact tracing mobile app to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 could "potentially" avoid the need for future lockdowns but only if a high number of people download it.

Stop Covid NI will launch towards the end of next week once it has been made available in the Google and Apple app stores, and has been described as a "world first" in terms of how the app can work across borders by one of its designers.

The proximity app will anonymously alert users if they have been in close contact with another user who has tested positive for the virus.