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Article Close contacts to be quarantined as MOH begins contact tracing
By: TIMOTHY GOH,   The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (TOP OF THE NEWS)  24/01/2020
Wuhan virus Proximity, length of exposure key to determining if one is a close contact The Ministry of Health has begun contact tracing following the confirmation of Singapore's first case of the Wuhan virus infection yesterday evening.   (577 words)
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Article TAKING ON THE CORONAVIRUS / Police helping MOH in contact tracing
By: SUMIKO TAN,   The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (INSIGHT)  16/02/2020
The Ministry of Health (MOH) is overall in charge of contact tracing operations and the police are called in to help in some cases.   (516 words)
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Article Contact tracing process under way: Health Minister
By: TATIANA MOHAMAD ROSLI,   The New Paper  The New Paper  (NEWS)  24/01/2020
Speaking at a media briefing at the College of Medicine Building yesterday, Mr Gan said that contact tracing measures were under way. "We have started the contact tracing process...   (562 words)
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Article How police helped uncover virus cluster
By: KOK YUFENG,   The New Paper  The New Paper  (NEWS)  12/02/2020
coronavirus outbreak Officers lent investigative expertise to MOH in contact tracing efforts It was late last Thursday night, when two Singaporeans with no travel history to China tested positive for the coronavirus.   (532 words)
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Article Contact tracing begins with mapping out a patient's movements
By: KOK YUFENG,   The New Paper  The New Paper  (NEWS)  10/02/2020
If such overlaps are found, the contact tracing team conducts a follow-up investigation. Mr Raj said the team usually gets the activity map of a patient two hours after being notified of the case and tries to reach out to all possible close contacts within 24 hours.   (534 words)
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Article New infectious diseases centre boasts new tech
By: LINETTE LAI,   The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (TOP OF THE NEWS)  08/09/2019
Electronic eyes track every patient, visitor and worker, for contact tracing if outbreak occurs

At the new National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID), every patient, visitor and staff member is tracked through electronic eyes.   (407 words)
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Online Government agencies will not ask for financial details for coronavirus contact tracing: MOH, police
By: LINETTE LAI,   The Straits Times Online  The Straits Times Online  08/02/2020
This comes after a message warning of a contact tracing phone scam was widely circulated on social media. "MOH is conducting contact tracing to identify individuals who had close contact with the confirmed cases of novel coronavirus," the ministry said in a Facebook post on Saturday (Feb 8).   (315 words)
Article One patient took public transport but no cause for alarm, says don
By: TIMOTHY GOH,   The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (TOP OF THE NEWS)  25/01/2020
The authorities are carrying out contact tracing to find out what exactly the 53-year-old did in the places she visited. They are also trying to get more information on the additional contacts and movements of the third patient.   (413 words)
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Article HIV Registry security safeguards in line with govt policy then
By: FABIAN KOH,   The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (TOP OF THE NEWS)  13/02/2019
Before 2012, staff of the National Public Health Unit (NPHU) were allowed to use personal thumb drives to download the HIV Registry to carry out their work such as routine data entry, contact tracing and analysis.   (621 words)
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Article First virus case here with no link to China travel or past cases
By: TATIANA MOHAMAD ROSLI,   The New Paper  The New Paper  (NEWS FRONT PAGE)  07/02/2020
The ministry said contact tracing is still in progress to identify people who had close contact with the man and to establish any link he might have had with confirmed cases here or travellers from China.   (580 words)
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