Singapore issues COVID-19 contact tracing wearables to ‘vulnerable seniors’


Singapore has begun issuing COVID-19 contact tracing wearables to its “most vulnerable seniors”, whom it describes as currently not digitally connected and are at higher risk from the coronavirus. Called TraceTogether Token, the Bluetooth-enabled wearables will each have a unique QR code and does not have internet or cellular connectivity. 

The announcement comes weeks after the government said it was working on a wearable device to plug gaps with its contact tracing app, TraceTogether, which did not work well on Apple devices. It added that a wearable device would not depend on someone owning a smartphone.

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