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The contact-tracing Government Technology Agency (GovTech) staff demonstrate Singapore's new contact-tracing smarthphone app called TraceTogether, as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus in Singapore on March 20, 2020. - The mobile app using Bluetooth technology developed by GovTech in collaboration with the Ministry of Health informs user who had close contacts to confirmed coronavirus cases was launched in Singapore on 20. (Photo by Catherine LAI / AFP)
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Virus ‘tracing’ by smartphone: a key to reopening society?

Can an app halt the spread of the pandemic? Interest is growing in smartphone technology as a potential key to ending lockdowns around the world.
Doctor Michael Grosse takes a sample from a driver through a car window at a drive-through testing point for the coronavirus in Halle, eastern Germany, on March 27, 2020. Photo: Ronny Hartmann / AFP
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Germany bets on S. Korean model in virus fightback

In the race against the coronavirus, Germany is betting on widespread testing and quarantining to break the infection chain, a strategy borrowed from South Korea
A high-speed 5G mobile network antenna pictured near Montpreveyres, western Switzerland, on September 15, 2019. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini / AFP
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Huawei 5G troubles to test Nordic competitors’ bandwidth

Tougher UK and EU rules restricting 5G network supplier Huawei should be an opportunity for competitors Nokia and Ericsson, but the firms may struggle to meet the increased demand