Clarification issued by the Department of Health and Social Care of the UK confirmed that the test and trace website has not crashed.
In response, the Department of Health in a statement stated that the website has not crashed. It also added that some staff initially encounter issues with logging on to their systems and these issues are rapidly being resolved.
Trish Mannes, a team lead of tracing specialists for Public Health England in the South East, speaking to the BBC said there had been a technical glitch but overall the system seemed to be working well.
Also in a conference call with the MPs, Dido Harding, who has been appointed to lead this scheme said the system would not be fully operational at the local level at least until the end of June.
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