French minister: colleagues who didn’t download Covid app being ‘very French’

Cédric O comments follow revelation PM and other ministers had not downloaded app

France’s technology minister has blamed the poor take-up of the country’s Covid-19 contact alert app on “timing and culture” and says colleagues in government who failed to download it were being “very French”.

Cédric O, the minister for digital transition, said that using the app, StopCovid, was essential if the French wanted to avoid further restrictions.

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