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NHS tests Covid-19 contact tracing smartphone app at RAF base

Thursday 23 April 2020 | 11:48 CET | News
The NHS has started testing its Covid-19 contact tracing app at RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire, BBC News reports. The base was selected for the early alpha trial as it has previously been used to test apps and other processes for the military. The NHS is hoping to launch the app for public use by mid-May, with the final launch date to be decided by the government. 

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