Apple has decided to take a firm stance against applications on the coronavirus that do not come from recognized institutions, blocking their publication on the App Store.
As reported from CNBC, Apple is trying to prevent the spread of misinformation about the coronavirus. Four independent developers have confirmed that the company is not accepting coronavirus-related applications unless they are proposed by recognized institutions.
In practice, any coronavirus-related app must be released by an official health or government organization. Apple is therefore checking the origin of all the apps on the coronavirus, rejecting the publication of those not proposed by official bodies.
Google has also taken a similar position for apps on Google Play.