Virus-tracking app angers thousands in Moscow with fines
MOSCOW (AP) — A smartphone app designed to track Moscow’s quarantined coronavirus patients was rolled out by city officials in early April, but complaints about it have mushroomed. The app’s nearly 70,000 registered users were subject to fines if they left their home or if they failed to take a selfie when directed to do so to prove their location. Officials have handed out 54,000 fines for a total of $3 million. Authorities insist the fines are justified and have been issued to those who repeatedly violated quarantine regulations. But those punished say the app has glitches and flaws, and the fines are handed out arbitrarily.