Singapore Police now have entry to contact tracing knowledge
Early supporter: TraceTogether, accessed through a smartphone app or small portable device, is used by nearly 80% of Singapore's 5.7 million people. It was the first of the major Bluetooth contact tracking apps to be unveiled in the spring of 2020, and it stores data more centrally than the Apple-Google system that is used in many other places around the world. Singapore itself ruled out the use of the Apple-Google system, as officials there wanted more detailed information on infections. Attending contact tracing used to be voluntary, but the government reversed that late last year, and now most places where people work, shop, and congregate have mandatory check-ins.
The country's approach to fighting the pandemic has been compelling in a number of ways, not just in terms of contact tracing technology. For example, people caught without a mask in public will face heavy fines.