A look at NHS contact-tracing app as it launches on Isle of Wight | Coronavirus

On the Wight talks through how to use the NHS contact-tracing app just before its launch on the Isle of Wight on Thursday.

An effective track and trace strategy is thought to be key to control the Covid-19 outbreak and lift lockdowns.

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

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