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Sky News reports that the NHS app (see 16:05) will be modified today so that fewer people will be “pinged”.

Currently, the app looks at contacts dating back five days of a person who inputs a positive test and is asymptomatic. Going forward, it will look at contacts dating back just two days.

The health secretary, Sajid Javid, has announced that the NHS coronavirus app will be modified so that fewer contacts are told to self-isolate, reports the Press Association.

He said the changes would “ensure we are striking the right balance” between cutting disruption and protecting the at-risk.

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