UK to start coronavirus contact tracing again

Matt Hancock says government to rebuild teams amid criticism it stopped strategy too early Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Britain is to restart tracing the contacts of people who have had coronavirus symptoms, the health secretary has said, reverting to a policy recommended by the World Health Organization but abandoned by the UK as the numbers of cases and deaths began to rise in early March. Matt Hancock told the health select committee on Friday that police, fire, prison and Department of Work and Pensions staff would now be eligible for coronavirus testing, amid growing concerns that the country will miss its target of 100,000 coronavirus tests a day by the end of April. Continue reading...