Israel to track mobile phones of suspected coronavirus cases

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Measure to use counterterrorism technology passed by cabinet, leading to outcry over privacy

Israel’s government has approved emergency measures to track people suspected or confirmed to have been infected with the coronavirus by monitoring their mobile phones, immediately raising privacy concerns in the country.

The cabinet unanimously approved the use of the technology – developed initially for counterterrorism purposes – in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

The World Health Organization is recommending that people take simple precautions to reduce exposure to and transmission of the coronavirus, for which there is no specific cure or vaccine.

Related: ‘The new normal’: China’s excessive coronavirus public monitoring could be here to stay

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