COVID-19 update: UK contact tracing app in the works, to identify areas with high rates of infection | Instant News


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The United Kingdom authorities and health officials are developing a new app for tracking contacts, with the possibility of identifying areas with high risk of infections, Engadget reported.

The app reportedly features “a helpful addition to prevention of exposure.”The various media sources indicate that the innovation division of the NHS is also developing an app to carry more possibilities. This enables a “Geiger counter” card, which can detect and warn areas with higher infection zone. For example, a neighborhood with several cases among its residents.

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More features

Other features included in the development of applications built barcodes to allow jobs to know if they came in contact with an infected person. It also includes a timer for individuals proposed to implement the isolation.

There is no review from the Department of health and social care, in particular to their representative about the official confirmation of these data. However, they stressed that support for NGS testing and tracking services.

In addition, there are more features to be added. According to the report, will also be a new “PPEs in the pocket” schemes in a marketing campaign to further mitigate the issues.

The widespread distribution of the application for testing is necessary to prevent infections, leading to activation lock. However, there is no guarantee that you will be able to download this.

For example, Singapore recently launched the “smart watch” to address a struggle to encourage people to use the app. With these bracelets, they can easily access these applications when necessary, without removing the devices and to operate the touch screen.

The Philippines declared with the rapid spread in the Western Pacific ocean

There are now more than 10 million COVID-19 confirmed cases worldwide, with more than 500 000 killed and five million restorations. However, this number is constantly growing.

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In Asia, the Philippines was recently declared the country with the fastest growing number of cases throughout the Western Pacific ocean local media reported.

In just two weeks, the country has recorded the fastest growth in the number of confirmed cases COVID-19 in the field, more than three times spread to neighboring country Singapore, currently the “second wave”.

There are over 8,000 new cases in the Philippines from 16 June, the highest among 22 countries in Asia.

The country South-East Asia is also the first in the world where a foreigner, a citizen of China has died from the virus in the first months after 31 December 2019.

Care home residents

Meanwhile, The guardian reported, the care home residents in the United Kingdom were more likely to give COVID-19 than any other European nation, except Spain, research has shown.

The number of residents dying in these facilities were one-third higher than in Italy and Ireland, and about twice that in Sweden and France. In Germany, the country is 13 times higher.



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