COVID app of England refuses to accept a third of test results
LONDON (UK) – The COVID-19 smartphone application launched in England to stem the spread of the pandemic does not accept test results of the country’s state-run laboratories, hospitals or as part of an official survey, it said on Saturday.
The App’s official account on Twitter carried a post saying it could not link to test results taken in Public Health England (PHE) laboratories, at the National Health Service (NHS) or as part of a survey run by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
As many as 210,375 tests were taken on Friday, with 61,481 handled by PHE and the NHS, or 29%. They do not include tests as part of the ONS surveys because they are counted on a UK basis.
The Department of Health said it was urgently working to solve the issue, adding that anyone who tests positive will be contacted by the Test and Trace team.