The government has scrapped its COVIDSafe app, which only identified 17 close contacts that hadn’t already been identified manually.
‘Failed’ COVIDSafe phone app scrapped
The federal government has scrapped the COVIDSafe app as it is no longer being used for contact tracing.
Touted as a pathway out of lockdown when launched two years ago, the app has now been dubbed a complete failure.
Only two positive COVID-19 cases were identified through the app since April 2020, which were not found by manual contact tracers.
It only identified 17 close contacts that hadn’t already been identified manually.