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Covid Tracer app use falling in lead-up to positive case

Andy Fyers
Tue, 17 Aug 2021

Kiwis are increasingly complacent about using the app. (Image: Getty)
Andy Fyers
Tue, 17 Aug 2021
A community case of covid-19 has been reported in Auckland and a national lockdown is now underway.However, one of the main lines of defence against an outbreak – the Covid Tracer app – has been used less and less as the year has worn on.Two events – the Auckland lockdown in February and the Wellington scare, in which an Australian man spent time in the city while positive but did not spread the virus – sparked brief spikes in usage.But once these were over, complacency quickly returned. The app is most useful when used...

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