Wednesday, 4th October 2023
<To guardian.ng
Search

COVID-19 tracing apps proving to be a tricky business around the world

Scores of digital contract tracing apps have been developed around the world in an attempt to stem the pandemic. Many have floundered and for those that haven't, it's still not clear if they are that effective.

Related

4 Mar
FBI Director Christopher Wray has accused China of obstructing US efforts to find the cause of the coronavirus pandemic. He said his agency believes COVID-19 spread due to a lab accident in the city of Wuhan.
5 Mar
For the first time in three years, the major German airline has turned a profit as millions of travelers return to the skies. But continuing workforce issues may hamper expansion in 2023.
11 Mar
In a new report, UN experts say violence against civilians in South Sudan persists with impunity. We speak to one of those commissioners who compiled the report. Also, International Women's Day is a chance to take stock and celebrate women's achievements while acknowledging persistent obstacles to gender equality and equal opportunity.
23 Mar
A new lineage of avian flu H5N1 is ripping through wild bird populations and also affecting mammals, such as minks, badgers, pigs, bears. Are humans next?
24 Mar
For years, many fields have been largely dominated by men, but, in recent times, more women are either taking key positions in various management teams, closing deals worth hundreds of millions of dollars, breaking new grounds, or starting new ventures. Today, Guardian Nigeria host women to a conference titled: IWD 2023: Digital: Innovation and technology for gender equality
4 Apr
It has ravaged farms, decimated wild birds and spilled onto mammals. Could avian flu spark the next human pandemic? The Down to Earth team takes a closer look.
17 Apr
Amendments to Russia's conscription law to make it easier to enlist men in the army have been signed by President Putin. But the Kremlin has rejected speculation that a mass mobilization is imminent.
24 Apr
Companies and initiatives around the globe are tackling climate change with digital solutions.
22 Apr
A decline in vaccine confidence comes after more than a decade of hard-earned gains in routine childhood immunization. Getting back on track will be a challenging task, the agency warned.
29 Jun
The European Commission is publishing draft legislation on the digital euro. The putative currency, which would be an electronic 'complement' to the physical euro itself, could come into use as early as 2026.
2 Jul
As football clubs form their teams for next season, more and more of them are turning to a digital marketplace to see which players they could sign on. Charles Pellegrin talks to Frederik Broholt, commercial vice president of TransferRoom. Also, we take a look at the historic deal that reduces Ecuador’s debt burden and guarantees better protection of the Galapagos ecosystem.
23 Jul
With advancements in technology and the rise of digital platforms, filmmakers around the world are embracing digital tools and techniques to enhance production, distribution, and consumption of films. Ghana’s film industry has been struggling to keep up with digitalization, although it remains the second-largest producer of films in Africa per year.