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Coronavirus: Singapore develops smartphone app for efficient contact tracing

Keeping a safe space around individuals is especially important for vulnerable segments of the population, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said.ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

Singapore, March 20 (TheStraitsTimes) - A contact-tracing smartphone app has been launched to allow the local authorities to quickly track people who have been exposed to confirmed coronavirus cases. Dubbed TraceTogether, the app is able to identify people who have been in close proximity - within 2m for at least 30 minutes - to coronavirus patients using wireless Bluetooth technology, said its ...

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Rugby: Singapore Sevens in April set to be postponed due to coronavirus outbreak

Fiji in action against Australia at the HSBC Singapore Sevens final held at the National Stadium in April 2018.PHOTO: ST FILE

Singapore, Feb 13 (StraitsTimes) - The Singapore Rugby Sevens is the latest local sporting event affected by the coronavirus outbreak, with various international media on Thursday (Feb 13) reporting the April 11-12 tournament has been postponed until October. The Hong Kong Sevens, scheduled for April 3-6, will also be pushed back to October, the news agencies noted. The Straits Times ...

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Singapore bank DBS evacuates 300 staff at head office after coronavirus case emerges

A DBS logo in pictured in the backdrop of the central business district in Singapore July 10, 2015. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo

Singapore, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Singapore’s biggest bank DBS (DBSM.SI) evacuated 300 staff from its head office on Wednesday as a precautionary measure following a confirmed coronavirus case at the lender, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters. Singapore has reported 47 coronavirus cases, one of the highest tallies outside China, including mounting evidence of local transmission. The government ...

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WHO probes Singapore meet linked to spread of virus

The Grand Hyatt hotel in Singapore February 5, 2020. REUTERS/Tim Chong

Singapore, Feb 6th (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has begun an investigation into three virus infections linked to an international business meeting in Singapore last month, heightening concerns about the spread of the disease outside China. The cases linked to the meeting provide more evidence that the coronavirus is spreading through human-to-human contact outside China, which the WHO ...

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