Singapore Schools to Make Virus Tracing Token, App Mandatory

(Bloomberg) — Singapore students have to start using either the government’s contact-tracing token or mobile app from December as the city-state seeks to resume more activities amid the pandemic.

The implementation of the entrance requirement to schools will be enforced for children age seven and above, and when they all have had a chance to collect the state-issued tokens or download the app, the Ministry of Education said Monday, according to updated guidelines on its website. The policy follows an earlier announcement that the “TraceTogether” technology must be used at popular venues like local restaurants, offices and shopping malls by December.

a hand holding a cellphone: Inside Singapore's Westlite Mandai Workers Dormitory

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Inside Singapore’s Westlite Mandai Workers Dormitory

The Trace Together contact-tracing phone app. Photographer: Wei Leng Tay/Bloomberg

“Schools are safe with all the existing safe management measures,” the ministry said. Nonetheless, this policy will “complement current safe management measures as we progressively resume more activities and ease certain

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