04 Feb 2020  (473 Views)
Use electronic tagging for home quarantine

About 30,000 work permit holders from China will be returning to Singapore. They are asked to be take leave and to stay at home on quarantine for 14 days. 

There is the risk that some of them may not observe the home quarantine. They may move about the community and pose a risk to the public.

There are insufficient places in a quarantine center to handle such a large number of people. 

I suggest that people under home quarantine be tagged electronically. This will allow the authority to check on their movements and ensure that they observe the home quarantine.

Electronic tagging is normally used for prisoners who are on home detention. It may have a negative connotation. However, we have no choice but to implement it as an alternative to detention in a quarantine center. 

I hope that the people placed under home quarantine will understand the necessity for this measure. 

Tan Kin Lian

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