Yesterday, we reported that NHS England plans to use Bluetooth records based on smart collection apps to track close contacts with the new corona virus. Now, several experts are recommending similar controls across Europe. BERLIN (Reuters) – A group of European experts said on Wednesday they would soon launch a new coronavirus close contact tracing tool based on a smartphone app to help health agencies quickly take action to cut off transmission.
Similar to the “Contact Tracing” app launched by the UK NHS, a team of European experts recommends keeping a close-up record of a phone’s contact with other smartphones.
Once someone is positive for the virus, self-isolation can be quickly identified and notified to other people at risk of infection.
What’s more, accurate transmission path tracing can effectively ease the current overly restrictive city-sealing measures to avoid a national economic pause.
Although it may be in conflict with the EU’s strict General Data Protection Regulations, it is also an effective solution in exceptional times.
Hans-Christian Boos, founder of technology start-up Arago and a member of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s digital advisory board, said the project brought together 130 researchers from eight countries and is expected to open on April 7.