Catching the invisible enemy, Covid-19: How the police work on contact tracing

(From left) Senior Staff Sergeant Mohamad Shapie Saleh and Sergeant Loh Seng Hong re-enacting how they would conduct interviews out in the field as part of their contact-tracing duties.
(From left) Senior Staff Sergeant Mohamad Shapie Saleh and Sergeant Loh Seng Hong re-enacting how they would conduct interviews out in the field as part of their contact-tracing duties.ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH

SINGAPORE - His brief was simple. Identify and find a passenger who had taken a taxi whose driver had Covid-19.

But all Senior Staff Sergeant Mohamad Shapie Saleh had to go on were that the passenger had alighted at Chai Chee Road and a blurred photo, obtained from a different police team, that gave him a rough idea of the man's attire.

Please or to continue reading the full article.

Get unlimited access to all stories at $0.99/month

  • Latest headlines and exclusive stories
  • In-depth analyses and award-winning multimedia content
  • Get access to all with our no-contract promotional package at only $0.99/month for the first 3 months*

*Terms and conditions apply.