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US tech firm to give state’s contact tracing system a digital reset – The Age

Under a new data management system, automated text messages will alert Victorian health officials, infected people and potentially their close contacts about positive COVID-19 tests.

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Victoria rejected an approach by Salesforce earlier in the pandemic, according to sources familiar with the matter. The company also made an unsuccessful pitch to the federal government to roll out a national contact tracing management system.
The high-tech boost to Victorias contact tracing regime was confirmed by government sources on Monday as Victorias painstakingly slow path out of restrictions brought into sharp focus the states capacity to contain future outbreaks.
The Commonwealths Dep…

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