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PH looking into Singapore-based contact tracing app to help gov’t contain COVID-19

PH looking into Singapore-based contact tracing app to help gov’t contain COVID-19

PH looking into Singapore-based contact tracing app to help gov’t contain COVID-19

Considered as a potential tool in addressing the COVID-19 health crisis in the country, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), together with the Department of Health and other government agencies, is looking into the Singapore-based app ‘TraceTogether’.

A community-driven contact-tracing app launched on March 20, 2020, TraceTogether works by connecting with other app users through Bluetooth signal within about two to five meter proximity.

Records of the encounter between app users will be stored locally in the users’ phones. If one app user tested positive for COVID-19, authorities will be able to identify other app users who were in close contact with the patient.

DICT Secretary Gregorio Honasan requested for more details and information about the app from Singaporean Ambassador Gerard Ho Wei Hong, providing a positive response by giving technical assistance to DICT regarding the matter. | via DICT
Published on April 5, 2020

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