New wrist devices to enforce Covid-19 stay-home notice

The wristbands must be worn throughout the typically 14-day stay-home period.
The wristbands must be worn throughout the typically 14-day stay-home period.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

New electronic wristbands will be used to ensure that travellers entering Singapore observe stay-home notice (SHN) rules.

The devices will be issued to those who enter the country after 11.59pm next Monday and have to serve their SHN outside designated facilities.

These wristbands must be worn throughout the typically 14-day stay-home period, the authorities said yesterday.

Should the wearer try to leave home or tamper with or remove the device, an alert will be sent to the authorities.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 04, 2020, with the headline 'New wrist devices to enforce SHN'. Print Edition | Subscribe