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Coronavirus

Singapore urges citizens to sign up for COVID-19 tracking app

Bluetooth-activated TraceTogether app logs close encounters for 21 days

The TraceTogether app works by exchanging bluetooth signals between mobile phones in close proximity. (Photo by Kentaro Iwamoto)

SINGAPORE -- With over 10,000 deaths already reported in the COVID-19 pandemic, a mobile app is being rolled out in Singapore, one of Asia’s most tech-savvy nations, that will enable the government to identify possible cases more effectively and help curb the spread of the virus. 

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