England Fixes COVID-19 App Issue

    LONDON – The UK government said on Sunday it had fixed a problem with England’s COVID-19 smartphone app. The problem meant that the newly released app couldn’t accept nearly a third of the test results.

    Ten million downloads of England’s COVID-19 app

    “Anyone who receives a positive test result can record their result on the app,” a spokesperson for the Department of Health told Reuters. “A minority of people, such as hospital patients, who have not been able to register their positive result can now request a code when contacted by NHS Test and Trace for inclusion in their app.”

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    In slightly better news, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that over 10 million people have downloaded the app. The legislator described it as a “good start” but urged more people to download and use it.

    Absolutely fantastic response to the @ NHSCOVID19 app: over 10 million people downloaded the app in just three days.

    A good start: if you haven’t already, I recommend you download it now

    – Matt Hancock (@MattHancock) September 27, 2020

    Having initially resisted, the app relies on an API developed by Apple and Google.

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