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UK to test electronic vaccination passports

The project received funding of £ 75,000.

British biometric data storage and cybersecurity companies iProov and Mvine have developed an app that can be used to confirm coronavirus vaccinations. It will work as a special e-passport, writes City A.M.

The new project received funding of £ 75,000 from the state fund Innovate UK, which is engaged in introducing new technologies to the market. The app will be tested from January to March 2021. The UK government wants to understand how these passports can be used to monitor vaccination progress. For example, according to the application, one can judge the possibility of weakening coronavirus restrictions in a particular region. If the application works successfully, it is planned to distribute it throughout the country.

Previously, the authorities gave conflicting comments regarding the use of such documents. The Duchy of Lancaster Chancellor Michael Gove said the government would not use them when opening pubs and restaurants. However, Vaccination Minister Nadim Zahavi did not rule out the further use of the new technology. Supporters of vaccination passports say they can revitalize the travel industry and help airlines resume flights faster.

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