Asturias declares itself free of coronavirus as tracing app trials get underway

Written by on June 30, 2020

The region of Asturias has declared that it is free at the moment of the coronavirus.

Health authorities in the region have said they believe that due to there being no new cases reported in the region over the last fortnight, that there is a possibility that the region is without any current infections.

The Asturian Ministry of Health said that they believe the last local new case of the virus was detected on the 11th June.

Meanwhile the first phase of testing for the new covid-19 tracing application has begun on the Canarian island of La Gomera.

Residents on the islands capital of San Sebastian are being asked to download the testing app to their smartphones for a simulated outbreak of the virus.

If the pilot scheme is successful, it will then be rolled out across Spain.


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