TraceTogether

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By Dean Koh 10:23 am September 9, 2020
The Smart Nation and Digital Government Office under the Prime Minister’s Office of Singapore announced that the Singapore Government will begin nation-wide distribution of TraceTogether (TT) Tokens to the general public at community sites from 14 September 2020 onwards, with the aim to complete the distribution by November. Distribution of the Tokens will begin at communities with higher...
By Philipp Grätzel von Grätz 06:36 am June 24, 2020
With the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic tapering off at least in parts of the world, governments in many countries are working towards providing a framework of infection surveillance and infection control measures that hopefully allow economies to restart and lift most of the lockdown measures that were implemented in March and April. The minimum goal would be to move from an...
By Dean Koh 03:36 am June 10, 2020
In March, MobiHealthNews reported that the Singapore government launched the mobile app TraceTogether to help support and supplement current contact tracing efforts in the nation-state in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. TraceTogether works by exchanging short-distance Bluetooth signals between phones to detect other participating TraceTogether users in close proximity. Records of such...

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By Dean Koh 10:38 am March 20, 2020
[UPDATE: According to Singapore's Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan's Facebook post on the morning of March 23, TraceTogether has been installed by more than 620,000 users so far.] The Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech), the in-house IT agency of the Singapore public service, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MOH) today announced the launch of a mobile...