COVID-19: A third of tests in England cannot be processed by NHS app

About This Source - Sky News

Sky News is a British free-to-air television news channel and organisation. Sky News is distributed via a radio news service, and through online channels. It is owned by Sky Group, a division of Comcast. John Ryley is the head of Sky News, a role he has held since June 2006.

Recent from Sky News:

  • Should we give free money to everyone?
  • Coronavirus: France and Germany have announced second national lockdowns
  • COVID-19: UK only buying enough vaccines to protect the most vulnerable
  • Sky News published this video item, entitled “COVID-19: A third of tests in England cannot be processed by NHS app” – below is their description.

    The developers of the new NHS coronavirus tracing app have admitted that more than 60,000 tests carried out in England yesterday – just under a third of the total – cannot be linked to its systems. The admission appears to undermine the central role of the software, which is to warn people when they have come into contact with anyone who subsequently tests positive. The long-awaited NHS coronavirus contact-tracing app launched on Thursday across England and Wales. To read more, click here: https://trib.al/KxynH7K

    Sky News YouTube Channel

    Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.

    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)

    Latest News about Covid-19

    Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

    5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • China’s NW Xinjiang reports 23 new cases
  • Trump campaigns in Arizona, claims success fighting COVID-19
  • Book introduction – “Health: A Political Choice: Act Now, Together”
  • Regeneron says its COVID-19 drug cut patient visits
  • Planet Normal: Robert and Josephine, together for 60 years but kept apart by Covid
  • Leave a Comment