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Apple updates its Covid-19 app with best quarantining practices

This is the version 3.1 of Apple's Covid-19 screening app.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Aug 20 2022, 21:03 IST
This is the second update that Apple has released to the app this month.
This is the second update that Apple has released to the app this month. (AP)

Apple back in April launched its Covid-19 app to give its users authentic information about the virus outbreak. Now, the company has updated its app adding best quarantining practices to the list.

The iPhone maker has released the version 3.1 of the app, which apart from bringing bug fixes also brings updated recommendations from the Centre of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the healthcare workers. In addition to that, the update also brings best quarantining practices for the people who might have been exposed to Covid-19. Lastly, the update also brings additional pregnancy and newborns-related information to the app.

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Notably, this is the second update that Apple has released to its Covid-19 screen app this month. Earlier, the company released the version 3.0 of the app to its users. The update brought updated Covid-19 symptoms and recommendations from the CDC to the app. The update also brought tips for using cloth masks to the app which included washing the mask in hot water routinely to sanitise it among other things.

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Apple developed the COVID-19 app in partnership with the CDC, the White House, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The app uses a simple screening tool to determine if users should get tested for the virus. It also gives users guidelines on various Covid-19 related practices such as practicing social distancing, best practices for washing hands, practicing social distancing, quarantining, monitoring symptoms, and disinfecting surfaces among other things.

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First Published Date: 15 May, 11:03 IST
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