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Singapore: Travellers wear electronic tags to enforce COVID quarantine upon arrival02:04

Singapore: Travellers wear electronic tags to enforce COVID quarantine upon arrival

Singapore, Singapore
August 12, 2020 at 19:05 GMT -00:00 · Published

Singapore began tracking incoming travellers coming from a select group of countries - including residents and citizens - with electronic monitoring devices at Changi Airport in Singapore in footage filmed on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Passengers will thus from now on be allowed to isolate at home rather than at a state-appointed facility.

"I have to wear this at home and I cannot leave home for 14 days. Then when I arrive home, I have to activate it," explained one passenger arriving from China.

Singapore reported 42 new COVID-19 cases as of noon on Wednesday, the lowest daily count since March 30.

According to Singapore's Ministry of Health, the city-state has 4,848 active coronavirus cases, with 55,395 infections in total since the start of the outbreak, with 27 subsequent deaths.

Singapore: Travellers wear electronic tags to enforce COVID quarantine upon arrival02:04
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Singapore began tracking incoming travellers coming from a select group of countries - including residents and citizens - with electronic monitoring devices at Changi Airport in Singapore in footage filmed on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Passengers will thus from now on be allowed to isolate at home rather than at a state-appointed facility.

"I have to wear this at home and I cannot leave home for 14 days. Then when I arrive home, I have to activate it," explained one passenger arriving from China.

Singapore reported 42 new COVID-19 cases as of noon on Wednesday, the lowest daily count since March 30.

According to Singapore's Ministry of Health, the city-state has 4,848 active coronavirus cases, with 55,395 infections in total since the start of the outbreak, with 27 subsequent deaths.

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