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Boris Johnson announces test and trace plan for England

1 month ago   |   By Politico

LONDON - A new coronavirus test and quarantine regime will be launched in England on Thursday, Boris Johnson told MPs today.
The prime minister told a House of Commons committee the plan will “change people's lives and will require a great deal of thought and compliance.” But he said it will “be worth it for the whole nation.”
The system will be manual for at least its first weeks, with an app to automate much of the contact-tracing work not yet ready to launch.
From Thursday, people in England who test positive for COVID-19 will be contacted by the NHS and be expected to share information...
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NHS ‘Test And Trace' System To Go Live From Thursday, Boris Johnson Announces

NHS ‘Test And Trace' System To Go Live From Thursday, Boris Johnson Announces

1 month ago   |   By Huffington Post

Coronavirus has changed everything. Make sense of it all with the Waugh Zone, our evening politics briefing. Sign up now. The NHS's long-awaited test and trace system for Covid-19 will go live from Thursday as England takes its first big step towards ending the national lockdown, Boris Johnson has announced. Individuals will be one phone call away from being ordered to self-isolate for 14 days if a new army of 25,000 tracers identify them as having had “close contact” with others who have tested positive for the virus. Under the system, “close contact” is defined as being within two metres...
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