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
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...
Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!
All Digital Access + eReader
Unlimited Access for 1 Month
*New subscribers only
€149 For the 1st Year
Unlimited Access for 1 Year
90 Day Pass
Unlimited Access for 2 Years
Get a Business Account for you and your team
Potential use of rapid antigen tests in workplaces and schools to be assessed
Speedy tests for virus could be used alongside the state’s PCR testing programme as country aims for safer eventual reopening
‘The next few weeks will give us hope if we can hang in there’
There are still some clouds on the horizon with the threat of new variants, but there is also hope as health workers report real benefits from the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccines
Lifting of ban on visits to nursing homes now urged
Geriatric specialists say vaccination has reduced the risk hugely, and that leaving the elderly to die alone in homes is ‘inhumane’
Deforestation, the wildlife trade and intensive farming: a recipe for lethal virus outbreaks
Conditions in the Wuhan market may have been an ‘early amplifier’ of the Covid-19 virus. Habitat destruction, the intensification of agriculture, global travel and climate change will be among the main factors in the emergence of even more deadly diseases, experts warn, as ‘we push nature to its limit’