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Keir Starmer: tweaking NHS Covid app ‘like taking batteries out of smoke alarm’

Labour leader criticises move to reduce its sensitivity as he raises questions about 19 July reopening

Reducing the sensitivity of the NHS Covid app to cut the number of people self-isolating is like “taking the batteries out of the smoke alarm”, Keir Starmer has said as he raised questions about the decision to press ahead with reopening on 19 July.

Speaking as he completed a three-day visit to Northern Ireland, the Labour leader said he had been alarmed by reports that ministers had decided to “tune” the app.

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