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Grandparents and grandchildren to reunite soon, contact-tracing app moves to test phase

National News // May 26, 2020

Grandparents should be able to look after their grandchildren soon – and parliament will discuss the rights of those who should be self-isolating. 

Photo by NordWood Themes on Unsplash Grandparents and grandchildren to reunite soon, contact-tracing app moves to test phase

Those are the main issues from yesterday’s press conference in Bern. 

The mobile phone contact-tracing app should be available to everyone from the middle of next month. 

The technology is moving to a new test phase this week with government and armed forces workers asked to download it, as well as health professionals. 

But there are worries about the rights of those who may be asked to quarantine themselves because the app has detected a contact who’s since tested positive for Covid-19. 

Currently workers are not entitled to be paid but parliament is due to examine the discrepancy. 

Also, good news for those missing their grandchildren. Daniel Koch from the Federal Health Office says due to the low number of new infections, it will soon be possible for grandparents and children to reunite. 

Koch says more information will be released in the next few days. 

There were 10 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. 





 

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