Monday September 21, 2020

Phone tracking app set to be used as next step to fight Covid-19

Hospital consultants will move onto new ‘public-only’ deals. Public to be asked to opt into new mobile tracing service

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor


Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

29th March, 2020
In Singapore, the TraceTogether app is tracking the movements of virus patients

Members of the public will be asked to opt into a mobile phone tracking and tracing app in a bid to fight the spread of Covid-19, as part of new plans being quickly advanced by the HSE.

The move comes as the Business Post has also learned that medical consultants will be moved to public-only contracts from tomorrow on.

The new and unprecedented measures form part of the state’s strategy to slow the...

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