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Aberdeenshire MSP urges public to download coronavirus tracing app


By Kyle Ritchie

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People in Aberdeenshire have been encouraged to download a new confidential tracing app to help protect the public from coronavirus.

The Protect Scotland app has been launched to help inform people if they have been in close contact with others who have contracted Covid-19.

The move is in a bid to prevent further restrictions being put in place as First Minister Nicola Sturgeon warned there had been a concerning rise in cases.

The app will also help in determining contacts people may have otherwise missed while keeping information private and anonymous.

The new contact tracing app has been launched in Scotland.
The new contact tracing app has been launched in Scotland.

Aberdeenshire East MSP Gillian Martin has urged people to download the app.

Ms Martin said: “The app will alert them if they have been in close contact with someone affected by the virus. It will also help to retrace steps of where people have been.

"By using the Protect Scotland app, along with sticking to current Scottish Government guidance, we can help each other to stay safe when we meet up, socialise, work or travel.

“We know cases are on the rise once more, so it is now more important than ever we do all we can to help reduce the spread of the virus.”

More information about the app can be found at https://protect.scot

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