The federal government’s COVID Alert exposure notification app is now available in the Northwest Territories.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that people in the region can now receive unique keys from the health authority to use with the COVID Alert app.
“The COVID Alert app is a tool that the people of the Northwest Territories can use to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their communities from COVID-19. As more people use it, we can slow the spread of the virus and help prevent future waves, ”Trudeau said. in a sentence.
The app has been downloaded more than 5.5 million times since it was launched on July 31. It is currently fully functional in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island.
COVID Alert can be downloaded everywhere, but other regions do not provide one-time verification keys with positive tests, which are an integral part of how COVID Alert works.
BC and Alberta are the only provinces that have not yet adopted the app. Alberta Prime Minister Jason Kenney rejected the COVID Alert app, stating that Alberta no longer plans to log into the COVID Alert app because the province’s own app, ABTraceToegther, is more helpful in stopping the spread of the virus.
Furthermore, the British Columbia health official stated that the provincial government has not reached an agreement on the adoption of the app and that it currently does not intend to do so.
Source: Prime Minister’s Office