If you’d like to help in the battle against the coronavirus then it’s worth checking out the new Covid-19 tracking app aimed at helping scientists track the disease.
Developed by researchers at King’s College London along with Guy’s and St Thomas’s hospitals, the Covid Symptom Tracker app will apparently help scientists identify high-risk areas and track how fast the virus is spreading. While it’s been developed for the UK initially, it will be launching in the US on March 26.
The free app is keen to stress that it doesn’t offer health advice, instead giving you the opportunity to do a daily one-minute self-report, even if you’re healthy and have no symptoms.
Available for iOS and Android, the app asks you for some basic information like age and postcode, and also whether you have any existing medical conditions like diabetes and asthma. This will apparently also help the researchers discover who is most as risk from coronavirus too.