Norway’s Smittestopp infection control app has been downloaded 1 million times

Smittestopp appPhoto: Heiko Junge / NTB
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On Friday, the Smittestopp infection control app reached 1 million downloads. Almost 3,000 people have reported infection via the app since it was launched on December 21.

“This is a milestone, especially important since there is still high infection in several places in the country.

“It can relieve the work with infection tracking that is done in many municipalities.

“I want to thank each and every one of you who have downloaded the app,” assistant director Gun Peggy Knudsen at the National Institute of Public Health (FHI) noted.

Launched on December 21

The app was launched on December 21. The number of downloads has risen steadily since its launch, and FHI has used TV campaigns, advertising in social media and newspapers, and SMS campaigns to reach the entire country’s population over the age of 16 to make it as well known as possible.

The FHI writes that almost 3,000 people have reported the infection via the app.

The app was updated earlier this winter so that it can be used on older versions of the iPhone. There have also been updates that make the app work in Arabic, Turkish, Tigrinya and Urdu, Polish and Somali, the FHI noted.

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