“After AI robots to enforce mandatory face mask rules, now Singapore is ready to roll-out COVID-19 electronic tags for tracking behavioral activity to enforce quarantine. If you attempt to leave home, it will alert the authorities, following which there maybe a fine of $10,000 or six months of prison or both.
Singapore will make it mandatory for all travellers to wear an electronic monitoring device. The move will ensure that they accept and abide by the general norms which includes coronavirus quarantines.
The plan being implemented from August 11, is said to be using devices for tracking behavioural activity. These devices will be provided to incoming travellers, including citizens and residents, from a select group of countries who will be allowed to isolate at home rather than at a state-appointed facility.
Honk Kong and South Korea are using similar measures like electronic wristbands to track peoples’ movements during quarantine. And now, Singapore also seems to be on the way to introduce such a technology.
Those who wish to travel to Singapore are required to activate the device. The device uses GPS and Bluetooth signals to track behavioural activity. As the travellers reach their home they will receive notifications on the device which they are required to acknowledge.
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If the travellers make any attempt to leave home or hamper the device, an alert will be triggered that will be directly conveyed to the authorities.
In March, Hong Kong introduced a similar scheme for incoming travellers. They were required to wear a slim electronic wristband, which is similar to the tag generally worn by hospital patients, as a measure to enforce quarantines for arriving passengers.
Since then, South Korea is also enthusiastically promoting the use of such wristbands. These will be connected to smartphone apps for those who violate quarantine.”