Version 2.20 of the Corona-Warn-App (CWA) has been released. The application has received some news again, about which we would like to inform you as usual.
After the update to the new version, the Corona-Warn app now only shows increased risk for 10 days after a risk encounter instead of the previous 14 days. Also, the risk indicator is adjusted after a positive test result. However, in the future, after a risky encounter, the increased risk will be displayed as a red tile. Seven days after the positive test, the risk status is displayed again permanently.
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With version 2.20, the Corona warning app is also available in Ukrainian. Users have been able to download them from the Ukrainian App Store or Play Store since the beginning of March. In the meantime, the project team has fully translated them into Ukrainian.
You will notice changes if you have submitted a recovery certificate in the Corona-Warn app. The validity date is no longer shown here, as the validity is based on local regulations. Instead, the app displays the date of the first positive test so it can be quickly verified in the event of a check. With the new version, the validity dates are no longer displayed on convalescence certificates. Since the validity of certificates depends on local regulations, the date of the first positive test on which the certificate is based is now displayed:
From March 29, 2022, users can also reissue vaccination certificates directly through the app. Some app users may soon see an “Update Certificate” note below their booster certificate. This is not because your certificate has expired, but because, according to the RKI, the EU has changed the requirements for vaccination certificates for booster shots. This means that certificates that do not meet current requirements are still valid, but may not be recognized during an inspection. The changes primarily affect users who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or a post-recovery vaccine. that write that project team for this:
The message about a status change has also been adjusted. Until now, there were no push notifications for high-stakes encounters, so you always had to check in the app; this is no longer the case with a notification. You will also be notified of status changes after the app update. This may be the case, for example, if you have added a new certificate or because the rules have changed. The notification is made in the Certificates tab.
Additionally, the CWA runs on Android 13, which Google says should be released in fall 2022.