Covid-19 tracking tag not a punishment

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SARAWAK’S use of digital tracking tag to monitor the movement of individuals who have just returned from abroad is not a punishment.

Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said the wearing of the tracking tag in the state was a measure to curb the spread of Covid-19 as well as to monitor the presence of a person under quarantine for 14 days, reports Bernama.

“Most of the Covid-19 cases detected were imported, which is what we want to avoid. We hope they understand and cooperate by wearing the tag during quarantine to protect their families and close relatives,” he said.

Uggah who is also the State Disaster Management Committee chairman said so far individuals wearing the digital tracking tag are adhering to the instructions given and they are monitored from time to time.