New version of the Corona warning app shows the exact status


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The new version of the Corona-Warn-App can help everyone to break chains of infection. © dpa

A new version of the federal government’s official Corona warning app is able to summarize valid vaccination or recovery certificates and a digital test certificate in an overall status

Berlin – A new version of the federal government’s official Corona warning app is able to summarize valid vaccination or recovery certificates and digital test evidence in an overall status. The operators of the app, SAP and Deutsche Telekom, announced this in a blog entry. Version 2.16.1 was already available for the iPhone in Apple’s App Store on Tuesday morning. The version for Android smartphones should be available by Wednesday evening.

In order for the different certificates to be correctly combined into an overall status, the details of the evidence must match. This applies to data such as the date of birth, all first names and the spelling of the name. Four different combination displays are then displayed in the app: “2G”, “2G+”, “3G” and “3G+”.

Users of the app can use a switch to switch between the QR code of the vaccination or recovery certificate and the code of the test certificate in order to provide 2G-plus proof quickly and easily. Both QR codes must be checked on site using the CovPassCheck app along with presentation of ID if 2G plus proof is required.

For data protection reasons, when the certificates are checked by the CovPassCheck app, it is not clear whether the person has a vaccination or recovery certificate. “When scanning the QR code, the inspectors only see whether the certificate is valid or not.”

The Corona-Warn-App (CWA) is intended to help curb infection rates with the corona virus. The CWA anonymously registers people who have been at a distance of two meters or less for a longer period of time as high-risk contacts. With the Luca app, contact details of visitors are securely recorded, which are made available to the health department if necessary.

According to the RKI, the Corona warning app from the Robert Koch Institute has now been downloaded 40.7 million times. (dpa)


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