Coronavirus App – level 1

17-04-2020 07:00

The companies Google and Apple are working together. They want to make a special app. This app can help stop the coronavirus.

People install this app in their phones. The app finds people. It can find people who have the coronavirus.

If somebody has the coronavirus, he puts this information on the app. Other people see this information. The app sends a message to people’s phones. People know if they meet somebody with coronavirus.

Some people are afraid for privacy. They do not want to share personal information. Many countries in the world try similar apps. However, they have problems with privacy.

About 3 billion people use Google and Apple. Their personal information must be safe. Google and Apple hope that they can solve this problem.

Difficult words: app (a computer program or software that people download in their phones, tablets, or computers), install (to put a program or software in a phone, tablet, or computer), privacy (when something is safe from other people, and they cannot see or hear it).

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