Covid-19: Track and Trace System - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:08 am on 18th June 2020.

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Photo of Lord Ribeiro Lord Ribeiro Conservative 11:08 am, 18th June 2020

My Lords, six weeks ago, the contact tracing app was launched on the Isle of Wight, since when, the emphasis has shifted from the app to the use of 25,000 call centre workers to identify the contacts of people testing positive for Covid-19. What lessons have we learned from countries such as Australia, Singapore, Italy and Switzerland, which all launched contact tracing apps, and is the purpose of the “test and trace” app to help end this pandemic or to protect us from the next?