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.

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