Pennsylvania plans to launch Irish-made COVID-19 contact tracing app next month - PhillyVoice.com

by phillyvoice 08/17/2020

In September, Pennsylvania will launch COVID Green, a contact tracing app that enables residents to receive notifications if they have potentially been exposed to the coronavirus. The app, developed by Irish software company Nearform, uses anonymous Bluetooth signals to protect the privacy of users.


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BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Days after losing in the Europa League quarterfinals, Basel said Wednesday it is parting with coach Marcel Koller. Basel said in a statement Koller would not have his contract renewed after completing the Swiss Cup competition this month. Basel is preparing for the delayed domestic semifinal match after returning from the Europa League tournament in Germany, where it lost to Shakhtar Donetsk 4-1 last week. Later Wednesday, Basel said three players tested positive for COVID-19 and a fourth who had spent time with them was also self-isolating and would miss the cup game next Tuesday. Koller took over at Basel two years ago after a successful spell with the Austrian national team, including qualifying for the 2016 European Championship. He arrived one year after Basel’s run of eight straight Swiss titles ended, and the team slipped to a third-place finish last month behind defending champion Young Boys. Basel gave no details of who will replace Koller. The three virus cases were identified as Brazilian players Arthur Cabral and Eric Ramires, plus Eray Cömert of Switzerland. Basel said the players had not traveled to a high-risk area during the break from training. The fourth player also in 10-day quarantine is Samuele Campo. The team begins the Swiss league season on Sept. 20, days after Basel starts the next Europa League in the second qualifying round. ___ More AP soccer https://apnews.com/Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

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Switzerland has resumed air travel with Russia, after suspending it in late March, due to the Coronavirus pandemic situation. At present, Russia’s flagship air carrier Aeroflot is the only one that will be carrying flights between the two countries, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports. Switzerland’s air carrier SWISS also is seeking to resume flights to Russia’s capital, yet […]

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Albanian citizens can no longer travel to Switzerland as they are considered a risk of spreading COVID-19. The country updated its list of risky countries and starting from 20 August, 12 countries have been added to the blacklist, including Albania. This means that Albanians can no longer travel to Switzerland and citizens of Switzerland cannot