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Singapore says contact-tracing app effective only if widely adopted and remains human-fronted

By Jet Damazo-Santos
  • 13 Apr 2020 02:48
  • 14 Apr 2020 22:50
As the Bluetooth-based contact-tracing system first deployed by the Singapore government to facilitate contact tracing for the Covid-19 pandemic attracts the attention of more than 50 governments around the world, a white paper released by its developers notes that it requires a high rate of adoption to be effective, and that

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Jet Damazo-Santos

Correspondent, Jakarta

Jet Damazo-Santos has been covering antitrust, data protection and other compliance issues in key jurisdictions in Southeast Asia for MLex full time since 2018. She has almost two decades of journalism experience in the Philippines and Indonesia, where she was the associate editor for the Jakarta Globe and the Jakarta bureau chief for Rappler Indonesia prior to joining MLex. She holds a master's degree in Applied Business Economics from the University of Asia and the Pacific.

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