Apple has decided to take a firm stand against applications on the coronavirus that do not originate from recognized institutions, blocking their publication on the App Store.
Apple is trying to prevent the spread of false information about the coronavirus. Four independent developers have confirmed that the company does not accept applications related to coronaviruses unless they are offered by recognized institutions.
In practice, any application related to the coronavirus must be published by an official health or government body. Apple therefore verifies the origin of all applications, rejecting the publication of those not offered by official authorities.
Google has also taken a similar position for apps on Google Play.