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Singapore is introducing differentiated Covid measures for dining in as new cases continue to rise. Only fully vaccinated individuals and people who have recovered from Covid-19 will be able to dine in in groups of five without taking Covid tests when the new rules kick in on July 19. Unvaccinated people have to take antigen rapid tests to join in groups of five for meals. Dining in will otherwise be limited to groups of two.
#SmartNationTogether is a joint effort between the Singapore Government and Smart Nation Ambassadors, consisting of community and corporate volunteers. Since #SmartNationTogether was launched in June 2020, more than 70 unique programmes have been presented by 40 partners with more than 6,000 participants engaged. It has also built a following of more than 12,000. Facebook engagement on #SmartNationTogether has also achieved more than 600 “likes” since Jun 2020.
Singapore launched a dedicated emergency response healthcare centre in their Tan Tock Seng Hospital, just weeks before the COVID crisis, which has used innovative techniques to help co-ordinate responses to the crisis. This centre has done a number of innovative things as part of their 34 widgets that they have developed to monitor specific elements of the outbreak and response. Other responses include: At specific sites, like the National Centre for Infectious Disease (NCID)'s screening centre,…
Singapore have enlisted a roaming robotic dog, built by robotics company Boston Dynamics, in a two week trial to wander around a central park, which speaks to people in the park to encourage them to socially distance. In a female voice, it says: "Let's keep Sinagpore healthy. For your own safety and for those around you, please stand at least one metre apart. Thank you". Another robot has been deployed at a nearby reservoir to warn visitors "not to loiter" and that "gatherings are not…
FluGoWhere is a website to conveniently and easily search a list of clinics providing special subsidies for those diagnosed with respiratory illnesses. These clinics are designated "Public Health Preparedness Clinic (PHPC)" to care for patients with respiratory symptoms in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. The PHPCs are an important line of defence employed by Singapore that would allow the virus to be detected in patients earlier and reduce the risk of further transmission. This website was…
SPOTON is an AI powered thermal scanner developed by GovTech in 5 days. SPOTON is built with a complete long-wave infrared (LWIR) camera module that is integrated with RGB camera. It is being progressively deployed to Government Buildings and community facilities. SPOTON was built with the use of affordable hardware and powederd by advanced AI face detection capability that detects only human faces and gives instant readings of up to 10 faces at once. It is easy to use and set up, and is also…
Singapore is employing contract trackers to work out exactly who coronavirus patients have and haven't come into contact with in the period leading up to their diagnosis. They research cases through interviews with the patient and examining of (digital) calendars and receipts, to piece together a picture of exactly who each patient has interacted with, where, and when, before reporting back to the Singaporean Ministry of Health.
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