This could be one of the keys to the system accompanying the lifting of containment. The Research and Expertise Analysis Committee (Care), placed with the Head of State, was tasked with working on the advisability of setting up a “Digital strategy for identifying people who have been in contact with infected individuals”. The Scientific Council must also decide.
Successfully tested by several countries in South Asia, the use of downloadable applications on a smartphone to control the spread of the virus raises thorny legal and ethical questions. During his hearing at the National Assembly on Wednesday evening, Édouard Philippe seemed to exclude their compulsory generalization. But a number of doctors and epidemiologists are pleading for their inclusion in a strategy to prevent a further outbreak of cases after the quarantine is lifted.
“At the current stage of the epidemic, when the virus spreads quickly, the classic contact tracing (consisting