Singapore to make travellers wear electronic tags to enforce quarantine

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From August 11, the devices will be given to incoming travellers, including citizens and residents, from a select group of countries who will be allowed to isolate at home rather than at a state-appointed facility.

Similar measures using electronic wristbands to track peoples’ movements during quarantine have been used in Hong Kong and South Korea.

Travellers to Singapore are required to activate the device, which use GPS and Bluetooth signals, upon reaching their home and will receive notifications on the device which they must acknowledge.

Any attempt to leave home or tamper with the device will trigger an alert to the authorities.

www.theguardian.pe.ca/business/reuters/singapore-to-make-travellers-wear-electronic-tags-to-enforce-quarantine-480573/

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