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US authorities organise mass surveillance on Americans via their phones to study Covid-19 spread

R Sinduja

News Editor

The US tops the list of nations hit by coronavirus as it reports a spike in the number of confirmed cases, with 123,000 infected people and 2,229 fatalities. The authorities have organised mass surveillance on Americans to track their movements and receive data from their smartphones. This is pointed at analysing the possible spread of coronavirus. Trump has ordered CDC to issue a strong travel advisory to curb the pandemic.