Coronavirus: NHS Test and Trace will work to isolate and track coronavirus cases

Gepubliceerd op 27 mei 2020

COVID-19 latest: UK’s coronavirus test and trace system will go live from tomorrow – under plans to free 60 million from lockdown, Boris Johnson has said.

Brits will be told to “do their civic duty” and stay at home if they are identified as having come into contact with a positive Covid-19 case.

But the “ground-breaking” NHS app being trialled on the Isle of Wight is still not ready to launch.

Instead, the scheme will rely on 25,000 trackers who will use detective work to trace at-risk Brits.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock unveiled the Government’s new NHS Test and Trace system at the Downing Street press briefing today.

He said anyone with symptoms will now be told to immediately self-isolate alongside their household and get quickly tested for the bug.

From 9am tomorrow, all confirmed cases will also be quizzed about their movements and asked to hand over phone numbers and emails of their closest contacts.

Up to 10,000 people a day could then texted or called by specially-trained trackers to say they have been near an infected individual and are now at risk.

They will be urged to stay indoors for 14 days – but


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