After thousands of German citizens downloaded the app, the Prime Minister of the UK claimed that there is no functioning record of it. After this statement, the PM Boris Johnson has been indicted for ‘talking rubbish’.
The PM of the UK safeguarded these procedures of the government as he disclosed a thread of actions to shorten the lock down in England.
Easing of the Lock Down
Boris stated, in terms of easing the lock down in the House of Commons. With two-meter social distancing rule, the restaurants, hotels, and cinemas can reopen. To this decision of too many restrictions, scientists warned that the infection frequency is still too high to relax controls.
With warnings from the scientists, it was decided to set up a screening procedure in public places. While nightclubs and casinos continue to be closed.
The ministers of the UK decided to terminate the plan. On the comments of Mr. Boris, for generating the nation’s own custom-made and centralized application. The decision was made in the goodwill of already existing platforms from advanced technology industries like Apple and Google.
The decision for termination took place regardless of hundreds of thousands of pounds that were already used which belonged to the country’s taxpayers.
Mr. Boris was questioned by Sir Keir Starmer on the app, to which he replied, ‘Track, trace, and isolate and it will be perfect in the country has its own tracing app but unfortunately no country has any.’
He added, ‘We will keep on going with this act to advance the trace and test procedures and to aid our country move forward.’
There was a tweet from Chris Bryant on his twitter account, ‘Boris was talking rubbish. Many countries have developed their tracking apps. Germany also launched its tracing app last week in measures to control the spread of corona virus, which was downloaded nearly 10 million times.’
The Corona Virus Smart App
India, Italy, Singapore, and France have also designed a tracing app and registered their citizens onto these smartphone apps. Some applications were suspended as they had some issues regarding privacy, which were reported in Norway.
These human track and trace applications are playing a very vital role during the pandemic. The individuals get an alert whether they are near a positive person for the COVID-19.
Millions of Australian citizens have also downloaded the country’s COVID-Safe app. But since its launch, there have been bugs reported from the app.
Some officials believe that the launch of the track and trace system should never have been abandoned. This system is both late and impulsive because the virus intensity is still too high.
Which is even riskier for loosening of restrictions. A rush to end lock down, allowing 20 to 30 people to gather outdoors. This is not enough to protect us against the second wave of corona virus which many scientists have already warned about.