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By voice or location, Israeli apps can determine your risk of coronavirus

For several years, Israel has been dubbed the world’s startup nation with a major percentage of the workforce employed in high-tech. In an effort to help the world in the face of the pandemic, developers have been working on a variety of applications that will be compatible with smartphones. It’s reported that one app called "Hamagen" that is Hebrew for "The Shield" tells persons if they have been in the vicinity of someone infected with the virus - based on the sound of their voice. It is currently available in five languages and to date - has been downloaded by more than one million users.

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