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 @susmitchellsbp

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent @aarrogan
29th March, 2020
Phone tracking app set to be used as next step to fight Covid-19
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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