France is rolling out an official coronavirus contact-tracing app aimed at containing fresh outbreaks as lockdown restrictions gradually ease, becoming the first major European country to deploy the smartphone technology amid simmering debate over privacy fears.
People wearing protective face masks walk in the gardens of the Montmartre's Sacre Coeur Basilica in Paris as shops, schools remain closed and workers asked to work from home if possible, part of the French government’s measures against the coronavirus outbreak, France, March 16, 2020. (Reuters)
A patient infected with coronavirus is carried on a stretcher by a French rescue team before being transferred by a helicopter of the civil security (Securite Civile) from Strasbourg university hospital to Pforzheim in Germany as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in France, March 24, 2020. (File photo: Reuters)