“There has been great cooperation... It connects us to our roots. The older members of the community are the roots, we are just the branches, but they are the roots.”
The technology enables app users to track encounters with other people through Bluetooth signals and anonymously notify contacts if they later become infected with the virus.
"Regardless of coronavirus, Shabbat has protected us as we have protected it throughout all of the generations."
A spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the app was "obviously a key part of the surveillance program going forward," and that the government would set out more details when it could.
“The data is basically public. So not even the government owns it."
“The IDF’s involvement is very important because it is a system that can work quickly,” said coronavirus commissioner Ronni Gamzu.
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