Minister hails 'good start' to France's virus-tracing app

French digital affairs minister Cédric O claimed on Wednesday that the launch of a contact-tracing app that warns users if they have come into contact with a person who has tested positive for the Covid-19 virus got off to a 'very, very good start' after it was downloaded around 600,000 times since becoming available the previous afternoon.

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France's digital affairs minister has said its coronavirus contact-tracing app has been downloaded 600,000 times since it became available on Tuesday afternoon, reports BBC News.