Unfortunately, coronavirus is still alive and well, which means that apps are still needed for tracking. Fortunately, an issue with apps developed using Google’s Android Exposure Notifications System that affected tracking apps in multiple countries has been fixed, so COVID-19 tracking now works on Android devices again.
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Fortunately, Google was able to put together a solution very quickly. A Google spokesman told Engadget: “It can take a few hours for devices to catch up, and in some cases we will work directly with developers to help with recovery. The issue did not result in data loss or potential exposures.” The app still collected contact tracking keys and exposure tracking while the issue was live, so the issue should not have had a direct impact on anyone’s health.