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Covid-19 contact tracing in Northern Ireland - what you need to know

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A person on the NHS coronavirus contact tracing app, which Isle of Wight residents have been trialling. Credit:Steve Parsons/PA Wire

A person on the NHS coronavirus contact tracing app, which Isle of Wight residents have been trialling. Credit:Steve Parsons/PA Wire

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A person on the NHS coronavirus contact tracing app, which Isle of Wight residents have been trialling. Credit:Steve Parsons/PA Wire

A contact tracing programme involving all confirmed positive cases of Covid-19 has started in Northern Ireland.

The region has become the first of the four devolved nations to launch the plan, with all new positive cases now being traced.

Finding all the people someone has been in contact with once they have tested positive for Covid-19 is seen as a key part in preventing the spread of the disease, according to the Public Health Agency (PHA).