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England and Wales launching COVID-19 app using Apple/Google system

September 11, 2020

After failing to produce its own system, the UK government has announced that it it will release a new coronavirus exposure notification app on September 24.

Following Scotland’s launch of a COVID-19 exposure notification app this week, and Northern Ireland’s in July, the rest of the UK is now to get its own system from Thursday, September 24.

“We need to use every tool at our disposal to control the spread of the virus including cutting-edge technology,” health secretary Matt Hancock said to the BBC.

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