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Apple and Google announce tie-up to curb coronavirus pandemic

Rivals to launch app to tell users if they have had contact with patients

The fierce rivals in the smartphone market are joining forces to warn their users if someone they have had contact with goes on to test positive for the virus.   © Kyodo

NEW YORK (Kyodo) -- Apple Inc. and Google LLC said Friday they will cooperate to prevent further spread of the new coronavirus through technologies alerting smartphone users who might have had close contact with infected persons.

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