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  Av 12, 5780 , 02/08/20

Around 1/2 of those downloading Shield Two delete the app within 2 days

According to data from the Health Ministry, a full 40% of people who downloaded the Defense Ministry's "Shield Two" subsequently deleted it from their smartphones, within just two days of downloading.

According to Channel 11 News, however, of the almost two million Israelis who have downloaded the app so far, more than half have since deleted it, and the number of those using it today is lower than the figure for March.

"Shield Two" is an app that can be used to enable tracing of those who come into contact with confirmed coronavirus carriers, as an alternative to ISA (Shabak) tracing. However, there have been claims that it significantly drains battery power, possibly a factor in causing people to delete it.

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