South Korea: electronic wristbands to enforce COVID-19 quarantine

South Korean government mulls idea to use electronic wristbands to enforce COVID-19 coronavirus quarantine.

@anthony256
Published Wed, Apr 8 2020 7:26 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

The South Korean government looks to be taking the spread of COVID-19 a little more seriously, and a little more painful to citizens, as it considers the use of an electronic wristband to enforce quarantine measures across the country.

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Yoon Tae-ho, the Director General for Public Health Policy at the Ministry of Health and Welfare, explained the electronic wristbands being used to stop the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus. He said: "Most of those who are in quarantine are following protocols well but there have been some violations. We will come up with the most efficient measure after further discussions".

But South Korean residents shouldn't fear electronic wristbands just yet, as he added that the South Korean government is well aware of the negative connotations that come using electronic wristbands -- and to add, a government forcing that on its citizens is very Orwellian.

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