Israel launches a mobile app for coronavirus
6 Mar 2020
The Israeli Health Ministry launched a mobile app for coronavirus that contains information and updates on the spread of the virus. The app is available in Hebrew and the Digital Health Manager at the Ministry of Health Esti Shelly pointed out that ‘
digital tools are an integral part of being able to cope with the outbreak of the virus in Israel’. Shelly added that they are ‘making efforts to collaborate with the strong ecosystem of digital healthcare companies in Israel’.
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