Staff members of Singapore’s Government Technology Agency show off the country’s contact-tracing smartphone app, TraceTogether. Photo: AFP
Staff members of Singapore’s Government Technology Agency show off the country’s contact-tracing smartphone app, TraceTogether. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: how did Singapore get residents to stop worrying and trust its TraceTogether Covid-19 app?

  • The city state says 70 per cent of its population is using the app, touting it as possibly the ‘world’s most successful’ digital contact-tracing programme
  • The likes of Japan and Hong Kong have struggled with similar ventures, with privacy concerns among the main issues cited

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Staff members of Singapore’s Government Technology Agency show off the country’s contact-tracing smartphone app, TraceTogether. Photo: AFP
Staff members of Singapore’s Government Technology Agency show off the country’s contact-tracing smartphone app, TraceTogether. Photo: AFP
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