Coronavirus dating app launch - features video chats, hand-washing prompts and protective gear donation

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A new coronavirus lockdown dating app has been launched. Photos by Cover Images/ Magazine Features
A new coronavirus lockdown dating app has been launched. Photos by Cover Images/ Magazine Features

Called Quarantine Together, the app comes with the tagline: Get close even when you can't be close.

The app texts a daily reminder to wash your hands and physical distance, then it matches you with a date at 6 pm 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.

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The idea is the brainchild of Daniel Ahmadizadeh and Christopher Smeder. Daniel told CNN, "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 waiting list to get early access.

A new coronavirus lockdown dating app has been lau

The app is currently free, but they will be collecting optional donations to provide healthcare workers with masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE).

The developers say, "In this time of both uncertainty and heroism, we want to support our frontline healthcare workers."

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