FILE PHOTO: Guests cross by the brand of Google on the excessive profile startups and excessive tech leaders gathering, Viva Tech,in Paris, France Might 16, 2019. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
(Reuters) – The know-how arm of Britain’s Nationwide Well being Service has been engaged on a cell phone app with Alphabet Inc’s Google and iPhone maker Apple that the federal government hopes will assist in ending the coronavirus lockdown, the Sunday Instances newspaper reported.
The system will use Bluetooth know-how to alert those that have the app if they’ve been in shut proximity with somebody who has been examined optimistic for COVID-19, the newspaper reported, citing senior sources.
Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Enhancing by Leslie Adler