The Singapore perspective

Launched in March last year, the TraceTogether app was developed by the Government Technology Agency in collaboration with the Ministry of Health to help in Covid-19 contact tracing.

The app on a person's mobile phone works by exchanging short-distance Bluetooth signals with other mobile phones to detect participating app users in close proximity.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 26, 2021, with the headline 'The Singapore perspective'. Subscribe