Six weeks after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced COVID Alert, the national exposure-notification app still hasn’t officially launched. The federal government’s in-house digital development shop is working to make the app compatible with health systems around the country, The Logic has learned, and several provinces have held discussions about signing on. Ottawa is also preparing a public outreach effort in the hopes of convincing as many people as possible to use the app.
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