What is the future of the UK contact-tracing app?

The UK is abandoning efforts to develop its own contact-tracing app in order to focus on technology from Apple and Google.

In a major U-turn the app developed by the NHS’s digital arm will now be dropped, but some features will be incorporated into a new design with the technology giants.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock defended the decision, saying testing on the Isle of Wight had uncovered a ‘technical barrier’.