Britain will introduce an application to track contacts infected with coronavirus

UK authorities have confirmed plans to create an application that will alert users

that they were recently inclose proximity to a person who may be infected with a coronavirus. Health Secretary Matthew Hancock announced this at a daily pandemic press briefing.

As it became known to the BBC, the unit forDigital Health Innovation is testing a preliminary version of the software next week. The functionality of the software is that people who have signs of coronavirus, and those whose test is positive, report this inside a special form. The application automatically tracks their contacts with other people.

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As Hancock explained, the program will divide everyoneusers to the "green", "yellow" and "red" groups. If the user reports signs of coronavirus, they will be assigned a “yellow status”, and users who have contacted him will be sent push notifications.

If a medical test confirms thatIf the user is really infected, then his status will change to “red”. He and the people who contacted him should observe strict quarantine and report this to medical services.

To avoid misinformation about the positiveAs a result of the test, the user will have to enter the verification code, which he will receive along with the results of the analyzes. Using the application will be voluntary for now.

Now in 185 countries of the world there are more1.85 million cases of infection with this infection. Eight countries account for 80% of all cases - the USA, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Great Britain, China and Iran. At the same time, in China, where the virus came from, there is a significant reduction in the epidemic. Since the end of 2019, 114 thousand people have died from coronavirus infection, more than 430 thousand people have been cured. In Russia, there are a total of 18,328 patients with coronavirus infection, 148 patients died, 1,470 - were cured.

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