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Coronavirus: NHS contact tracing app trial begins on Isle of Wight amid hopes tracking can help lift lockdown

Independent Tuesday, 5 May 2020
Ministers hope smartphone app could help with plans to allow some economic activity to resume
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LONDON — The United Kingdom is testing a COVID-19 contact-tracing app on the Isle of Wight, the British government announced on May 4. According to a press release from the Department of Health and Social Care, the app, which was developed by NHSX, the digital technology unit of the National...

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