NHS coronavirus contact tracing app to be trialled – but without Apple/Google collaboration

It turns out that smartphones have become a vital tool in our battle to contain the spread of the virus. Tests for a new app are expected to begin as early as next week.

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NHSX is hoping millions of people will download the contact-tracing app, to help the government identify people who have come into contact with those who have been infected.

But there are questions about whether it will work – and indeed concerns about people’s privacy.

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