How will contact tracing brigades work in France?

Teams of professionals will seek to get in touch with 'contacts' of Covid-19 sufferers

An ambitious nationwide programme of ‘contact tracing’ is being put in place ready for when lockdown starts to end next Monday May 11.

This involves a network of professionals who will seek to identify people with whom those infected with Covid-19 have been in close contact in recent days.

At present it does not include the controversial proposal of a special Bluetooth mobile phone app (which is still under review).

Instead two databases of contacts will be compiled from Monday, called Sydep and Contact Covid.

The aim will then be to contact those people directly to ask ...

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