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It’s Father’s Day. And I am so blessed to have had two such wonderful men who always had my back.TAIT: The man I call my second father
As the federal government begins testing for its contact tracing smartphone application, Alberta’s top doctor says work is underway to connect the province’s ABTraceTogether app with the new Canada-wide version.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Thursday a voluntary mobile app, now ready for testing in Ontario, to alert Canadians who may have been exposed to a person infected with COVID-19. Like ABTraceTogether, the app uses Bluetooth to detect when two phones each running the app come into proximity with each other for an extended period of time.
As of Saturday, Alberta Health said its ABTraceTogether app has 211,692 registered users, or about five per cent of all Albertans.
We are in conversations with the federal government with the new announcement of the federal app they are putting in place and our goal is to have an interoperability between the different apps,Alberta chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw