Monday 4 May 2020 / 6:02 PM Coronavirus / Jonathan Ashworth

Jonathan Ashworth comments on the launch of contact tracing app for Coronavirus

Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, commenting on the launch of the NHS contact tracing app for Coronavirus, said:

“As we’ve seen from other nations like South Korea testing, tracing and isolating are fundamental to successfully tackling Covid-19 transmission. Digital technology is an important tool in a tracing strategy.

“We also need tracers out in the community. It’s crucial local government public health and primary health care expertise is fully mobilised alongside digital technology to ensure tracing succeeds.”