Starting on Thursday next week, Singapore will use an electronic tracker to monitor the 14 days of quarantine for anyone allowed to spend the time at home rather than in a state-run facility.
So far, the quarantine has only been monitored with spot checks and phone calls. From 11 August, people will have to wear an electronic tracking device that will record their GPS location.
And given that it’s Singapore, enforcement will likely be strict and unforgiving. Tampering with the device or flouting quarantine will lead to high fines and up to six months in prison.