Singapore travellers to wear electronic tags to enforce quarantine

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore will make some incoming travellers wear an electronic monitoring device to ensure that they comply with coronavirus quarantines as the city-state gradually reopens its borders, authorities said on Monday. Similar measures using electronic wristbands to track peoples’ movements during quarantine have been used in Hong Kong and South Korea. Hong Kong in March introduced a scheme for incoming travellers to use a slim electronic wristband, similar to a tag worn by hospital patients, to enforce quarantines for arriving passengers. South Korea has also used such wristbands connected to smartphone apps for those who violate quarantine. ($1 = 1.3752 Singapore dollars)(Reporting by Aradhana Aravindan and John Geddie in Singapore; Editing by Ed Davies)

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