A new study published in the Nature journal has revealed the NHS contact tracing was quite helpful in reducing the number of COVID-19 cases. It said that 1.7 million exposure notifications were sent.
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The contact tracing app in the UK, Jersey and Gibraltar can now communicate with each other making them more effective when a person with the app crosses over into another territory.
The NHS COVID-19 app has been updated. It removes possible exposure and near-miss notifications, improves the distance measurements and lowers the threshold for isolation notifications.
The coronavirus contact tracing apps across the UK will also speak to one another from November meaning that users don't have to download different apps if they cross borders to other nations.
A new update has been published for the NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app. The update addresses a scary notification that tells users they may have been exposed to COVID-19 without further explanation.
England and Wales have finally released their COVID-19 contact tracing app for Android and iOS. Scotland and Northern Ireland independently released their own contact tracing apps.
England and Wales will launch their new coronavirus contact tracing app to the general public on September 24. It will let people know if they've come into contact with the virus and need to isolate.
The U.K. government is set to begin trials for its new privacy-friendly contact tracing app. The test will happen on the Isle of Wight and will shortly expand to the London borough of Newham.
Japan's coronavirus contact-tracing app, named COCOA, has been downloaded 7.69 million times since its launch. However, only 27 positive cases have been registered through the app.
Free Software Foundation Europe has urged Denmark to put its new contact tracing app, Smittestop, under a free software license. The WHO and the EU have both urged countries to do the same.
The United Kingdom is going to switch to the decentralised model for its contact tracing app. It comes after months of insistence that the centralised app would be better suited for the job.
Germany has become the latest country to launch a contact tracing app. The new app is based on the decentralised model that uses an API released by Google and Apple back in mid-May.
The UK government is reportedly investigating the consequences of switching to the decentralised model for its contact tracing app. The current app has difficulty working out distance using Bluetooth.
France has seen its contact tracing app downloaded more than 600,000 times in the hours since its launch about 24 hours ago. The country hopes more people in cities will download the app.
NHSX has now made the source code for its contact tracing app open source on GitHub. This will allow security researchers to look for bugs and those concerned about privacy to learn how the app works.
The NHS has shown off some screenshots of the upcoming NHS contact tracing app before it's deployed for further testing on the Isle of Wight. The rest of the UK can download it from mid-May.
The Indian government announced on Friday that nationwide lockdown would be extended for another two weeks. However, less-affected areas would be allowed "considerable relaxations."
The NHS has outlined how it's ensuring that its contact tracing app is transparent, secure, and usable. It said an assurance board containing experts was set up to ensure the app stays within bounds.
Google has provided more details about how contact-tracing for coronavirus will work without revealing any personal user information and that it will roll out the feature via a Play Services update.
Developed by Singapore's Government Technology Agency and the health ministry, the TraceTogether app identifies people who have been near coronavirus patients using wireless Bluetooth technology.