Singapore’s SafeEntry check-in system plugs holes in virus tracing

SINGAPORE — From the early days of the coronavirus crisis, contact tracing has been a core element of Singapore’s containment strategy. Now the city-state is raising its tracking game.

Come Tuesday, visiting a shopping mall, entering a factory or even getting a haircut will entail a mandatory online check-in. This system, called SafeEntry, will be introduced gradually in taxis hailed on the street and other places as well, as the country begins to reopen.

SafeEntry, together with other technologies, is a tool that enables the government to “have the information we need for effective, faster contact tracing, as Singapore progressively

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