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05 Jun 2020

5th Jun 2020

Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament
Mr Leon Perera
Non-Constituency MP

Question No. 1748
To ask the Minister for Health to what extent information from the SafeEntry system has been used to do contact tracing and alerts in relation to the incidents on 20-21 May 2020 whereby COVID-19 patients visited Jurong Point as well as other similar incidents.

Written Answer

1      SafeEntry information has been used to strengthen the movement history information provided by confirmed COVID-19 cases, for purposes of contact tracing and epidemiological investigations. This includes the confirmed COVID-19 cases who had visited Jurong Point.

2      MOH had used the check-in information from SafeEntry to confirm that COVID-19 cases had separately visited Jurong Point, and the specified outlets there. The information was used to formulate the list of public places that the cases had visited, and this has been made available to the public. Persons who had been at the locations during the specified times should monitor their health, and promptly seek medical care if they develop COVID‑19 symptoms.

3      MOH will continue to leverage on different modes of technology to better support the efforts to prevent and control the COVID-19 outbreak.