MATT Hancock called on the people of the Isle of Wight to download a new app to track and trace coronaviruses in a pilot test.
The Secretary of Health has confirmed that the NHS application, which is rolling out this week, has been created to track infected people and monitor contacts with others.
He told the nation at a press conference last night, “The islanders know that by participating in this pilot, they are at the forefront of getting Britain back on its feet.
“Where the Isle of Wight goes, Britain follows. “
80,000 households will receive a letter from the island’s chief nurse asking how to install the app on their smartphones.
Bluetooth technology will let anyone know if they have been in contact with someone who has symptoms of the virus.
Anyone who starts to feel sick will let the NHS know through the app, and they will contact other people they have seen.
Test control functions will also be integrated.
The Secretary of Health said that the new application and the new tracking system would help “reduce the R rate and maintain the R rate” and ensure that generalized transmission remains low.
The United Kingdom remains one of the most affected countries in the world as the coronavirus death toll rose to 28,650 on Monday.
Piers Morgan announced on Twitter yesterday that he has a negative test for Covid-19 and that he will return to Good Morning Britain after doctors give him the green light.
The nation is now anxiously awaiting an announcement on the lockout restrictions, which are expected to be reviewed on May 7.
Michael Gove said on Sunday that a roadmap for easing the UK lockdown to be released next week is “complete”, and the suggested restrictions could be loosened locally.
He said, “A phased approach will allow us to put in place measures and to suspend or reintroduce any restrictions that may be necessary in local areas to deal with the disease.”
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