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Contact tracing apps alone may be ineffective to reduce Covid-19 spread: Study

Contact tracing apps alone may be ineffective to reduce Covid-19 spread: Study

Contact tracing apps are unlikely to contain the spread of Covid-19 without proper public health control measures such as physical distancing and closure of indoor spaces, according to a review of studies. The systematic review, published in the journal Lancet Digital Health on Thursday, shows that evidence around the effectiveness of automated contact tracing systems is currently very limited.

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