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Caloocan to use wristbands to monitor infections

/ 05:10 AM September 06, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Like Hong Kong and South Korea, Caloocan City will tap the use of wristbands to remotely monitor individuals exposed to those positive for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The Quarantine Band or Q Band will be distributed to some Caloocan residents undergoing quarantine starting on Monday.

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The orange band, which comes with the Q Band Public App, is equipped with a unique QR code. Using the band, an individual could share his/her health status, location and infection risk.

—Nikka G. Valenzuela

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