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Coronavirus Daily: Norfolk and Suffolk continue no new cases trend as NHS app plans stopped




Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the government's version of the contact-tracing app will be ditched in favour of a Apple and Google model.

At the press briefing yesterday he said the tests of the NHS developed app, done on the Isle of Wight, had brought up some issues.

He said: "We have agreed to join forces with Google and Apple to bring the best bits of both systems together.

Matt Hancock, Health Secretary (36915894)
Matt Hancock, Health Secretary (36915894)

"We found that our app works well on Android devices but Apple software prevents iPhones being used effectively for contact tracing unless you are using Apple's own technology."

Mr Hancock could not say when this new version of a contact-tracing app will be fully rolled out.

Yesterday's figures from Public Health England showed Norfolk, for a fourth day running, having no new positive cases, keepingits total so far at 2,230, and Suffolk registered its third day with no new cases either, with 1,545 reported so far.

The UK's daily confirmed cases in the last 24-hour reporting period was 1,218, with the overall count of cases in the UK currently at 300,469.



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