Dido Harding, head of the COVID-19 testing and tracing system in England, has been asked to self-isolate through his own mobile phone app.
“Nothing like the personal experience of your own products … I figured it out overnight,” she wrote on Twitter on Wednesday above a graphic on her phone with the message ” You have to isolate yourself “.
“I feel great. Many hours of Zoom to come,” she added.
Harding was appointed to lead England’s coronavirus tracing program in May with the task of overseeing a team to locate contacts of those who have tested positive for the virus.
However, her appointment has come under criticism due to her limited healthcare experience and the fact that her husband, John Penrose, is a lawmaker in Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party.
Official figures showed last week that the proportion of contacts of positive cases reached by his system remained at record levels, with around 60% of contacts reached, well below the target of 80%.
Her system succeeded in reaching Johnson, who was told to self-isolate on Sunday, and her husband, who received the same instructions from his phone app on November 9.
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