Contact-tracing app to be piloted on Isle of Wight this week, Matt Hancock says

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‘Huge enthusiasm’ on the island for scheme to help beat coronavirus, claims health secretary

A new contact tracing app for managing the coronavirus outbreak will be piloted on the Isle of Wight this week, Matt Hancock has confirmed.

Having stopped trying to track every case back in March, when the virus began spreading freely in the population, the government is now recruiting what the health secretary called an “army” of human contact-tracers.

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