Matt Hancock says coronavirus track and trace app will not mean end of social distancing

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Matt Hancock has admitted his new coronavirus tracing app will not mean an end to social distancing. The government has made testing, tracking and tracing the spread of the virus a key tenet of its fight against the infection. They are encouraging everyone who can to download the app which will be trialled in the Isle of Wight from tomorrow.

Mr Hancock wants to use test, trace and track to get the infection rate down, but he says it will still need the public to maintain social distancing. Explaining the strategy Mr Hancok said: “Test, track and trace will help us to get the R down, and to get the number of new cases down and to keep it down, but not on its own.

 

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