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Society, civic-mindedness and privacy problems affect how willing individuals are to share individual area info to aid stem the transmission of COVID-19 in their areas, a new study locates.

Such sharing includes giving public health authorities access to their geographical details through data collected from call, mobile apps, bank card purchases, wristband trackers or other modern technologies.

Reported in the International Journal of Geo-Information, the research will certainly help public health authorities better tailor their COVID-19 reduction strategies to certain social contexts, the researchers claimed.