Coronavirus: Hundreds of people in Rotorua will test ‘CovidCard’ bluetooth device

I am sure there will be no lack of volunteers to keep us all safe from the epidemic with a lower death rate than the seasonal flu. EWR

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A bluetooth device developed to help trace close contacts of people with Covid-19 is to be tested in a trial involving between 250 to 300 people in Rotorua.

The so-called CovidCard device was found to work under controlled conditions in a trial during lockdown run by the University of Otago in conjunction with the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board.

The Rotorua trial would help understand how the cards would work in a real-world scenario, Government Digital Services Minister Kris Faafoi said. That included whether people would accept and use the cards.

The CovidCard sends and receives a bluetooth signal from other CovidCards, creating a record of who and when people carrying the devices come into contact.

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