The Hong Kong government has announced a plan to place 500 electronic wristbands on individuals suspected of being infected by the Wuhan coronavirus.

The Department of Health said wristbands are “ready to monitor Hong Kong people placed into quarantine in their own homes if they return to the SAR after having spent time in Hubei province.”

The wristbands will be connected to the wearer’s smartphone via Bluetooth and if the wristband moves too far away from the phone or the phone leaves the permitted area, an alert will be sent to the authorities.

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