With the decreasing number of Covid-19 cases in Singapore, the Government has made the changes in its quarantine rules for incoming travelers. Begins from 11th August, all travelers entering the country will be provided an electronic monitoring device that can be isolating at the home. The traveler has to wear an electronic monitoring device so that the government can track if they are complying with the Coronavirus quarantine rule as directed.
The devices will be provided to incoming travelers, including citizens and residents, and from a select group of countries in the airport once they clear the immigration.
The electronic device uses the Bluetooth and GPS signals to track travelers, but doesn’t store any personal information or doesn’t record any voice or video.
With the gradual opening of the border, Singapore authorities are taking the precautionary measure to ensure the safety of the country. All the incoming travelers, aged over 12 years, will have to wear this device
The city-state is also planning to implement the wearable virus-tracing dongle to all residents which will track the breach of quarantine and social distance rules. Under the Infectious Diseases Act, for the breach of rules, it can be fined up to S$10,000 ($7,272) or imprisonment of up to six months, or both.
Currently, Singapore has recorded the total cases of 54,555 with total death of 55 persons.