UK Launches Trial of Contact Tracing App on Isle of Wight
UK Launches Trial of Contact Tracing App on Isle of Wight
Bluetooth-enabled technology will attempt to track people’s interactions on the British island—and potentially elsewhere in the UK—as lockdowns are lifted.
UK Launches Trial of Contact Tracing App on Isle of Wight
UK Launches Trial of Contact Tracing App on Isle of Wight

Bluetooth-enabled technology will attempt to track people’s interactions on the British island—and potentially elsewhere in the UK—as lockdowns are lifted.

Bluetooth-enabled technology will attempt to track people’s interactions on the British island—and potentially elsewhere in the UK—as lockdowns are lifted.

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