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UK turns to Apple, Google for coronavirus tracing - reports

The British government will drop its own program for tracing COVID-19 cases and switch to Alphabet Inc's Google and Apple's technology instead, it was reported on Thursday.

The companies launched their joint Exposure Notification API, which uses a decentralized model, in May to help health officials track coronavirus infections. The United Kingdom now aims to implement the model into its track-and-trace scheme with the view of reopening the country.

The method initially introduced by the National Health Service (NHS) has been criticized for its technical faults and for failing to properly track all the possible infections nationwide.

Breaking the News / JR