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2 Apr 2020

The race to trace: Has the UK abandoned coronavirus contact tracing?

Scotland Correspondent

“Contact tracing is the most important thing you could be doing right now,” says an expert helping to lead Ireland’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

But it is not something that is being routinely done across the UK – although early last month the Scottish government published a note saying that contact tracing was “highly effective”.

Days later that strategy was dropped.