U.Okay. launches test-and-trace system — even these with no COVID-19 signs could possibly be pressured to self-isolate
A test-and-trace system to seek out and isolate individuals who come into contact with coronavirus might be launched within the U.Okay. on Thursday.
Individuals with no signs might be advised to self-isolate for 14 days if they’ve been in shut contact with somebody with the coronavirus, as a part of the scheme. This system is voluntary, however Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated sanctions could possibly be introduced in if individuals didn’t comply.
Well being secretary Matt Hancock unveiled this system and stated it might must develop into a “new lifestyle,” including that it might permit the nation to switch the nationwide lockdown with “particular person isolation.” Plenty of U.S. states have additionally been scrambling to arrange contact tracing teams as many start to emerge from lockdown.
Nonetheless, the U.Okay.’s much-anticipated contract tracing app being tested on the Isle of Wight won’t be launched on Thursday.
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