June 18, 2020 / 4:45 PM / 22 days ago

No date for release of test-and-trace app in UK, minister says

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s health minister declined on Thursday to set a date for when a smartphone app to help trace people who have been in contact with a person infected with the new coronavirus would be rolled out.

“We’re not going to put a date on it I’m afraid,” Matt Hancock said in response to a question about when an app would be added to the troubled test-and-trace programme.

“I would not recommend an app unless I’m confident in it,” he told reporters.

Reporting by Costas Pitas, Alistair Smout and William James, writing by Estelle Shirbon; editing by Stephen Addison

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