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

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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