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CovidCard a win for elderly, those without smartphones

A Covid-19 contact tracing card trialled by iwi volunteers has earned the thumbs-up for being convenient and to easy use, especially for those who are not tech savvy, Te Arawa kaumātua Monty Morrison says. The Ministry of Health joined forces with the iwi for the week-long trial that involved more than 1,200 people from Ngongotaha, near Rotorua. The cards use Bluetooth technology to record when people have been in close proximity, without the wearer having to do anything, making it easier to track people if they have come in contact with someone infected with Covid-19. Te Arawa Covid-19 Response Hub spokesperson Monty Morrison told Checkpoint a mix of people took part.

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