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Doctors in the House unite to back Covidsafe app

Dr Mike Freelander, the federal member for Macarthur, has joined forces with four other MPs who are also medical practitioners to support the use of the Covidsafe app. 

Dr Katie Allen, Dr Richard Di Natale, Dr David Gillespie and Dr Andrew Laming and Dr Freelander have put aside their political differences to come together and encourage all Australians to download the app. 

The Covidsafe app is designed to slow the spread of the virus using contact tracing.

By downloading the app on your phone and ensuring Bluetooth is turned on the app helps to find close contacts of Covid-19 cases. 

The Covidsafe app speeds up the current manual process of finding people who have been in close contact with someone with the virus.

This means Australians can be contacted more quickly if state health officials deem a contact could be at risk.

The speed of the detection reduces the chances of app users passing on the virus to family, friends and other people in the community.

So far the Covidsafe app has been downloaded by more than five million people.

“This pandemic is the greatest medical crisis the word has faced in many medical generations,’’ says Dr Freelander, who is pictured above, in parliament house talking about the benefits of downloading the app..

“If we are to deal with this with hope of returning to a well functioning society, we must embrace 21st century solutions and the Covidsafe app is vital for this.’’

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