COVID-19 pandemic has taken a big hit for everyone in the world and Singapore started the very first drone delivery service on 19 April 2020 by delivering vitamins to a ship as to minimize human contact during the Circuit Breaker. At such time of crisis, we need to embrace such innovative invention of technology to help tackling the manpower shortage with the use of drones for services.
The delivery of 2 Kgs of vitamins by the drone to a ship owned by Eastern Pacific Shipping. The journey itself was just over 2.7 km and lasted for seven minutes to reach the destination. This method of delivery is definitely one of the most environmentally friendly for the use of unmanned drones and saving cost as well.
Another method of meal deliveries is launched by Singapore transport operator ComfortDelGro with a fleet of 10,000 taxis. This is to help taxi drivers to have an additional source of income during the Circuit Breaker period of Stay At Home’s notice for non-essential people.
We understand that there has been increasing of phone fraud in the midst of the new coronavirus pandemic and one has to be more careful and not to be a victim of such scam. Also there has been increasing reports of faking news which must not be taken seriously. We must read for reliable sources like the Government websites and other credible sites. Please safeguard yourself and loved ones by reading the right information regarding the current COVID-19 situation.
Once again, I personally like to remind people that we must be UNITED as one people in order to fight against this pandemic. This cannot be done alone or handful of people. It needs to be everyone of us in order to win the battle against COVID-19 pandemic. Let us remember the basic rules in order to help ourselves and loved ones to be safe.
Stay isolated or quarantine for 1 month at the same time for the whole country.
Washing your hands with soap often as to get rid of any virus on your hands.
Do not use your hands to touch your face like eyes, nose or mouth unless you have just washed it.
Wear masks when you are in public places and keep social distancing as well.
If you sneeze or cough, use a tissue or elbow to conceal it.
If you are having a fever, cough and difficulty in breathing, please wear mask and consult a doctor immediately.
Download the contact tracing software in Singapore so that it helps to reduce the unknown sources and also keep you inform if you happen to be in contact with someone who is infected with COVID-19.
Help yourself as you can help others to avoid be infected. Every action you take to help in preventing the spread, will eventually end the danger of COVID-19 pandemic. Let us be UNITED against this virus so everyone of us can get back to our normal routine again. The sooner we cooperate and do the right thing, then life will get easier and safer for all loved ones.
It is time we all start to take precautions and end this pandemic once and for all. It requires everyone to take part in isolating oneself for a month without having much contact with others so to enable this deadly virus to die off itself.
If necessary to go out, then take extra care as not to come in contact with anyone that has flu-like symptoms. Remember not to rub your face with your hands while you are in public places in order to minimize the risk of being infected as you might have touched the fluid of the infection. Always try to wash your hands before and after meals. When you are in public places where you might contact with the virus on your hands, try to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap as it helps to get rid of this virus.
We all have to practice good personal hygiene at all times especially in crisis like the COVID-19 situation. As long as everyone play their parts in prevention, it will be soon over and everyone can get back to their normal routine in life. Help yourself as well as helping others to prevent further spreading of this virus together.
Please share this information for those you know of and spread the news of how you can help to prevent further spreading. If you are staying in Singapore, you can download the TraceTogether app which helps to do the contact tracing via Bluetooth as we normally do not know who we are actually in contact with while travelling in public places.
With the wide spread of COVID-19 worldwide, we are indeed happy to see that Singapore Government has taken a further step to help with TraceTogether mobile app is the world’s first contact tracing app in order to enhance contact tracing efforts as to control the outbreak. As we learned that this TraceTogether app was developed by the Government Technology Agency which can easily downloadable by anyone using Singapore mobile number with Bluetooth function.
You will be required to give permission during the setup and also need to enable the Bluetooth function so that it will be able to detect other parties in close proximity which is 2 metres apart or up to 5 metres for at least 30 minutes. This information will be recorded and stored locally within the users’ phones for 21 days of the incubation period of the coronavirus. This will be a much better solution than relying on the memory of interviewees as it can be difficult to recall all contacts during a period of 14 days as well as those other strangers in the street that they do not have their information. As such, this app will be able to facilitate the process of contact tracing in a much better and faster way. At least it will also give us awareness of whether or not we had come in contact with those infected with COVID-19 without guessing if yes or no. This will actually help you to take all necessary action in advance to monitor your health regards to any sign of flu-like symptoms. As what we like to have this type of early detection to reduce much risk of spreading the virus and in return protecting our families and loved ones.
It is rest assured that no personal detail like names will be collected including user’s phone contact list or address book. As such, the app will only address who you are in contact with that maybe exposed to the virus. It will store the logs in the local users’ phone which will be encrypted. It means that logs do not contain user’s phone number but just a set of cryptographically generated temporary IDs. Therefore the logs will leave the owner’s phone only when the owner uses the app to send the information to the authorities as to help to facilitate contact tracing. Other safeguards which will be the app will only be active during the outbreaks and will cease when contact tracing ends. Then the app will prompt the users to deactivate the functionality.
This TraceTogether app can be downloaded via Google Play Store and the Apple App Store from your mobile phone. Just need to turn on your Bluetooth to be in operation without the need of Wifi or mobile data.