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More than 500,000 NHS Covid app pings in a single week – BBC Newsnight


Date: 2021-07-15 22:51:40

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More than half a million isolation alerts were sent to people using the NHS Covid-19 app in England and Wales during the first week of July. Could this start to impact the economy? Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog

530,126 alerts telling people to self-isolate were sent by the NHS Covid-19 app in the week to 7 July, a 46% rise on the previous week.

One union has warned factories are on the verge of shutting because of staff shortages, with Nissan and Rolls Royce the latest firms to raise concerns.

The UK has recorded another 48,553 daily coronavirus cases.

Could this start to impact the economy?

Newsnight’s Policy Editor Lewis Goodall reports. Emma Barnett is joined by Unite the union’s Steve Bush.

Newsnight is the BBC’s flagship news and current affairs TV programme – with analysis, debate, exclusives, and robust interviews.

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