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Australia’s Next Step in Virus Battle is Contact-Tracing App

A jogger runs past people gathered during a partial lockdown imposed due to the coronavirus in Bondi Beach, Sydney on April 4.

A jogger runs past people gathered during a partial lockdown imposed due to the coronavirus in Bondi Beach, Sydney on April 4.

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Australia launched a contact-tracing mobile app Sunday to boost its efforts to combat the coronavirus outbreak.