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00:30am Coronavirus UK newest – Contact tracing app to launch in September as Portugal placed on quarantine record

00:30am Coronavirus UK latest – Contact tracing app to launch in September as Portugal put on quarantine list


THE Covid-19 app will probably be launched throughout England and Wales on September 24, well being bosses stated.

Well being Secretary Matt Hancock described the app’s launch as “a defining second” and stated it is going to assist to comprise the virus “at a important time”.

Earlier than then, Brits will probably be scrambling to return house after Portugal was added again onto the UK’s quarantine record.

Travellers arriving again to Britain from 4am on Saturday will now be compelled to isolate for 14 days.

Hungary, French Polynesia and Reunion have additionally been taken off the protected journey record.

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