Adopting a contact-tracing battle plan to fight coronavirus will require tests to be processed and returned within a tight 24-hour window, an Oxford scientist has stressed. Professor Christophe Fraser, who is advising the government on its new NHSX app, said that urgency was the key to wrestle down the spread of the outbreak. Underscoring the need for speed, he said a fast turnaround could ‘make the difference between an epidemic starting to resurge towards the second wave or not’. NHSX has been heralded as the ticket out of lockdown as it will allow the government to tack away from imposing blanket restrictions and only isolate those who have come into contact with someone who has the disease. On the first phase of the nationwide roll-out, being trialled on the Isle of Wight, users self-report their symptoms and, if judged to have coronavirus, the app will contact people who have recently come into their close proximity. But in the future it will be equipped with an in-built function to order a testing kit, so suspected cases can confirm if they have the virus. Professor Christophe Fraser, who is advising the government on its new NHSX app, impressed the need for urgency… Read full this story
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