Meaning of contact tracing in English:

contact tracing


mass noun
  • The process of attempting to identify people who have recently been in contact with someone diagnosed with an infectious disease, especially in order to treat or quarantine them.

    ‘all three are being investigated and contact tracing has begun’
    • ‘it is an offence for anyone to withhold or provide inaccurate information to officials during contact tracing’
    • ‘officials have been working on contact tracing measures to limit the potential spread of the virus’