It was “the most commonly reported activity in the two to seven days prior to symptom onset” for infected individuals in the contact tracing system.
Singapore, Australia and other countries experienced difficulties; the important thing is learning from these and improving matters.
Neither the Covid-19 recovery plan nor SAGE’s minutes indicate that a formal “health cost-benefit analysis” has been done. We need one.
Technologically and culturally, the Asian country is a very different place – and it launched its programme before the virus could take root.
“Test, track and trace allows us to take a more targetted approach to lockdown – while still safely containing the disease.”
This tried and trusted method is resource-intensive for the Government. But can be spurred along with environmental health practitioners.