Coronavirus live news: 6m Australians download tracing app as experts fear second wave in US summer


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More on Australia’s Covidsafe app, which has been downloaded by 6 million people.

But is it actually useful?

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In Australia, New South Wales health minister Brad Hazzard also said a secondary school student in NSW may have tested positive to Covid-19. He said the student went back to school on Tuesday and on Wednesday developed mild symptoms and got tested. He said the student was now well and further information would be announced later.

He warned that there is “no room for complacency” as numbers of new Covid-19 infections in the state remain low. “If you have the slightest sore throat, itchy throat, temperature, cough, a cold, runny nose, go and get tested. You may be saving yourself but you may be saving your family and others in the community.”

He said while there may be a temptation in the winter period to dismiss cold and flu-like symptoms, people should not.

“No, it is winter and Covid-19 season, so go and get tested,” he said.

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