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Matt Hancock to self-isolate after receiving alert via NHS Covid-19 app

Guardian, 19 Jan 2021
The UK health secretary, Matt Hancock, has said he is self-isolating after receiving an alert through the NHS Covid-19 app. In a video posted on Twitter, he said: 'Last night I was pinged by the NHS coronavirus app, so that means I’ll be self-isolating at home, not leaving the house at all until Sunday.

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'This self-isolation is perhaps the most important part of all the social distancing because I know from the app I’ve been in close contact with somebody who has tested positive and this is how we break the chains of transmission.'

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