Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that his country will launch a mobile application to track the spread of the new Corona virus.

Downloading this application will be voluntary. This technology, which was developed through a partnership between Canadian Shopify and BlackBerry, will be available nationwide in Canada for "the coming weeks".

"We are developing a mobile application nationwide that will inform users if they are exposed to Covid-19," Trudeau said during his daily press conference.

He stressed that "personal information will not be collected and shared, and the positioning service will not be used, the privacy of Canadians will be respected," noting that the Private Life Protection Commission was consulted.

The announcement comes on the day when Canada exceeded 100,000 new infections with the Corona virus, according to official figures compiled by television channels.

The spread of the virus has slowed markedly for weeks across the country and most provinces have started out of stone, and Canada has recorded more than 8,300 deaths from the virus.