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South Korea citizens have turned to smartphone apps to keep themselves safe from the coronavirus outbreak, Quartz reports.

What’s going on?

  • People can see how close they are to a confirmed COVID-19 case, which comes from new public government data within the country, according to Quartz.
  • The data shows where the patient was confirmed for the disease, the demographic data and their location history.
  • The app shows a person’s nationality, age and gender, too.
  • The app Corona 100m will tell people if they are within 328 feet of a person who had COVID-19.

How popular is the app?

  • Developers said these apps have become some of the post popular through the Google Play app store, according to CNN Business.
  • Bae Won-Seok, a creator of Corona 100m, told CNN Business installs have reached more than 20,000 per hour. The app has 1 million downloads in three weeks.

Another app

  • Corona Map tracks people’s location data, too, according to Business Insider.
  • It was the second most-downloaded app in Korea on Wednesday.
  • Government health officials have installed “drive-thru” testing centers where you can be tested within 10 minutes, according to Business Insider.
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