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A new coronavirus lockdown dating app has been launched.
Called Quarantine Together, it comes with the tagline ‘Get close even when you can’t be close’.
The app texts a daily reminder to wash your hands and physically distance, then they match you with a date at 6pm daily after you confirm you’ve cleansed. You and your match will receive a private text message and after 20 minutes a video chat link.
The idea is the brainchild of Daniel Ahmadizadeh and Christopher Smeder.
Mr Ahmadizadeh told CNN: "In quarantine, it's not repositioning what people do, Quarantine Together is specific to how people are living in this time."
The app has so far proved popular having already reached full matching capacity and with a waitlist to get early access.
Quarantine Together is currently free, but they will be collecting optional donations to provide healthcare workers with masks and other PPE (personal protective equipment).
The developers say: “In this time of both uncertainty and heroism, we want to support our frontline healthcare workers. Quarantine Together is currently free, however, we will be collecting optional donations to provide healthcare workers with masks and other PPE (personal protective equipment).”
Where: United States
When: 18 Mar 2020
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