Lots of Work but Little Utility Germans Disappointed by Coronavirus Tracking App

Officials touted it as an important weapon in the fight against the pandemic, but there have been numerous glitches and shortcomings with Germany's corona app. Some argue it does more harm than good.
German Health Minister Jens Spahn (center) at the presentation of the government's coronavirus app on June 16.

German Health Minister Jens Spahn (center) at the presentation of the government's coronavirus app on June 16.

Foto: Clemens Bilan / ACTION PRESS
DER SPIEGEL 39/2020
An ad for the Corona-Warn app in a German football stadium: The government has spent 9 million euros promoting the tool in the fight against the coronavirus.

An ad for the Corona-Warn app in a German football stadium: The government has spent 9 million euros promoting the tool in the fight against the coronavirus.

Foto: Kolvenbach / ALAMY / MAURITIUS IMAGES
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