President Cyril Ramaphosa urged South Africans to use government’s new coronavirus contact-tracing app, which was launched earlier this month.
“I want to make a call this evening to everyone who has a smartphone in South Africa to download the COVID Alert mobile app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store,” Ramaphosa said during his address to the nation.
“The app has been zero-rated by mobile networks, so you can download it without any data costs.”
Using Bluetooth technology, the app will alert any user if they have been in close contact with any other user who has tested positive for coronavirus in the past 14 days.
The COVID Alert SA app is available for Android devices on the Google Play store and on the Apple App Store for iPhones, with the South African National Department of Health as publisher.
Use the COVID Alert SA app to protect you, your loved ones and your community. Start using the app today. Download CovidAlert SA https://t.co/8YKEqaiiRF— Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) September 16, 2020