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Thailand announces “Smart Band” mandatory tracking device for foreign tourists

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Partron URBANS Smart Band PWB-250

Partron URBANS Smart Band PWB-250. Photo: Aaron Yoo / flickr. CC BY-ND 2.0.

Thailand’s Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, in collaboration with Thai startup companies, is developing a “Smart Band” and its application to be used for tracking foreign tourists who would visit Thailand during the Covid-19 global pandemic.

The cabinet committee, under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-O’Cha, has approved of the so-called “Smart Band” digital wristband under the responsibility of the Digital Ministry, following the weekly cabinet meeting on Wednesday, October 28.

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By Nop Meechukhun
The Pattaya News

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