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The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (FORUM)  12/05/2020
What can be done to encourage more people to download the contact-tracing app TraceTogether? If being socially responsible and health-conscious is not a good motivator to download the app for contact tracing, I think society is doomed. JiaYi Lim Just merge TraceTogether with the SafeEntry app.   (188 words)
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Article Local contact tracing app now open-sourced
By: HARIZ BAHARUDIN,   The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (HOME)  11/04/2020
But MOH director of analytics and information management Sutowo Wong stressed in GovTech's blog post that TraceTogether does not replace the contact tracing process. Besides the app, Singapore also has physical contact tracing teams to track people who have been exposed to confirmed coronavirus cases.   (571 words)
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Article Call for more people to use contact-tracing app
By: CLARA CHONG,   The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (TOP OF THE NEWS)  02/04/2020
Mr Wong, co-chair of a multi-ministry task force set up to fight the coronavirus, said the app is useful because relying on a person's memory during contact tracing takes time and can lead to lapses. The app is a better way to track down not just family members and colleagues but others that an infected person has had contact with.   (393 words)
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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 Japan struggles with contact tracing as infections grow
By: WALTER SIM JAPAN CORRESPONDENT IN TOKYO,   The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (TOP OF THE NEWS)  23/02/2020
In many of the cases, the authorities are struggling with contact tracing as the number of domestic infections soars. Separately, Japan's decision to release close to 1,000 passengers on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship after their two-week quarantine ended last Wednesday is being severely tested.   (583 words)
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Article Initiatives on contact tracing to be stepped up and expanded
By: YUEN SIN,   The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (TOP OF THE NEWS)  02/05/2020
However, Mr Wong had previously said that at least three-quarters of the population need to download the app for it to be truly effective in digital contact tracing.   (279 words)
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Article Singapore app allows for faster contact tracing
By: HARIZ BAHARUDIN AND LESTER WONG,   The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (TOP OF THE NEWS)  21/03/2020
The Smart Nation and Digital Government Office (SNDGO) said yesterday that users have to give explicit consent to participate in TraceTogether and for their mobile number and data to be used for contact tracing. "When requested by MOH, users can send their TraceTogether logs to facilitate the contact-tracing process.   (573 words)
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Article Americans wary of apps tracing their exposure to coronavirus
By: CHARISSA YONG US CORRESPONDENT IN WASHINGTON,   The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (WORLD)  18/05/2020
Coronavirus pandemic Privacy concerns among reasons people not keen on contact-tracing apps being rolled out Massachusetts, the first US state to launch a coronavirus contact-tracing programme, quickly ran into a problem: People are not answering their phones after being conditioned by years of spam calls.   (719 words)
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Article More need to use contact tracing app for it to be effective
By: YIP WAI YEE TECH CORRESPONDENT,   The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (TOP OF THE NEWS)  01/05/2020
He said Bluetooth-based contact tracing solutions do not, for example, automatically record environment data which would otherwise be important in establishing if an encounter between two people is a close, casual or transient contact.   (600 words)
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Article Software for S'pore contact tracing app to be free for global use
By: HARIZ BAHARUDIN,   The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (TOP OF THE NEWS)  25/03/2020
Coronavirus pandemic In a move to help the international community combat the coronavirus pandemic, the Government will be making the software for its contact tracing application TraceTogether – which has already been installed by more than 620,000 people here – freely available to developers around the world.   (403 words)
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