• search
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

Singapore to make incoming travellers wear tracking device to enforce quarantine

|

Singapore, Aug 03: Singapore will make electronic monitoring device for incoming travellers to wear to ensure that they comply with coronavirus quarantine as the country gradually reopens its borders amid the pandemic.

The authorities on Monday said the country will require incoming travellers, those have to serve 14-day stay-home notices outside of dedicated facilities, to wear a monitoring device.

Singapore to make incoming travellers wear tracking device to enforce quarantine

The device uses GPS and 4G/Bluetooth signals to see if the traveller is within the range of their place of residence. Travellers will receive notifications on the device which they must acknowledge. Authorities will follow up with them if devices are not activated on reaching their place.

Inter-state travellers responsible for spurt in COVID-19 cases in Bengaluru

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

    Coronavirus in India cross 18-Lakh mark, death toll mounts to 38,135 | Oneindia News

    The country authority said in a statement that the device will not store any personal data and does not have any voice or video recording function.

    Also, those aged 12 and below will not have to wear the devices.

    Notably, similar measures using electronic wristbands to track peoples' movements during quarantine have been used in Hong Kong and South Korea.

    Menawhile, Singapore has reported 52,825 coronavirus infections, mostly due to mass outbreaks in cramped migrant workers dormitories.

    For Daily Alerts
    Get Instant News Updates
    Enable
    x
    Notification Settings X
    Time Settings
    Done
    Clear Notification X
    Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
    Settings X