Can the COVIDSafe app help contain a second wave?

New Australian data shows uptake needs to double for the app to be effective cutting the infection rate

A second wave of coronavirus infections is coming, but the number of cases could be halved if more people download the COVIDSafe app, says a leading Australian public health institute.

The Sax Institute's data reveals that by May 27% of Australians had downloaded the app, which was also experiencing technical difficulties.

The app has not led to the detection of a single case of COVID-19 yet.

However, modelling by the institute