Catalunya is the only autonomy without the app running

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Catalonia is already the only community that has not been incorporated into the contact detection system by ‘bluetooth’ Radar Covid after once this Thursday the other lagging autonomy, the Community of Madrid, did. The Executive chaired by Isabel Díaz Ayuso has announced that once the testing period carried out for a month in the municipality of Guadarrama has ended, it has activated the application throughout the region.

During this test, the code has been provided to 141 positive and 150 close contacts They have approached the health services after being alerted that they had been in close contact with them.

Interconnection failures

The incorporation of Catalonia to the application had been delayed in part because interconnection tests of computer systems had been failing, as reported by the Secretary of State for Digitization and Artificial Intelligence for Economic Affairs who prepared it. But this dysfunction was already solved at the end of last week, according to the same sources.

Now it only depends on the Generalitat de Catalunya, which still does not put dates to the commissioning, because it has “other priorities”, according to the director of Saut Pública, Josep Maria Argimon, last Wednesday.

The application has a very simple operation. Once downloaded, it detects people who have been with the user within two meters and for more than 15 minutes. If any user tests positive, the health services provide you with a code that you must enter in the application and it notifies those who have had that close contact without the data of the positive or the contact being known at any time. This is the one who should contact your health center to communicate it.

4.6 million downloads

The Secretary of State, Carme Artigas, reported Wednesday that 4.6 million citizens they had already downloaded it. The optimal number is for them to exceed eight million, but while it was not operational in Madrid or Catalonia, the population of these communities, the densest, did not have any incentive to download it, since it could only detect close contacts that they had had traveling through the rest of Spain.

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