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China discontinued operation of its COVID tracking app on Monday as part of the Middle Kingdom's transition away from a dynamic zero-COVID strategy. According to an announcement from the state-run Communications Itinerary Card's Weixin – otherwise known as the domestic version of WeChat – the service closed when the clock …

  1. PhilipN Silver badge

    Hong Kong...residents....relieved...

    Check the SCMP for clarity :

    "restaurant patrons and entrants to other designated venues would still need to show proof of having received three Covid-19 vaccines"

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "Reportedly, according to an announcement from China Telecom, user data was deleted at the time of the app's retirement."

    As we all know, China are most well known for their very limited data retention

    1. elsergiovolador Silver badge

      There is a weasel word "user". The tracking data belongs to government and you can easily guess that government data will not be deleted.

  3. elsergiovolador Silver badge

    Someone's failure

    ...someone else's gain!

    Our failure was how much 37 billion?

    1. werdsmith Silver badge

      Re: Someone's failure

      No, nowhere near 37 billion. A small fraction of that.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Now the question is

    will Apple and Google stop working on COVID-19 contact tracing technology ans scrap the results ?

  5. ecofeco Silver badge


    Just in time for the new surge of infections!

    1. NeilPost Silver badge

      Re: Bwahahahahaahha!!

      Yup, even with the lower impact of the many versions of Omicron… the low Vaccine uptake in China is very concerning.

      Esp. as the vaccines they have are inferior to Pfizer, Moderna, Janssen, OxAZ, Novavax and others.

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