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How a local start-up used location tracking and geofencing tech developed for retailers to help Hong Kong control the spread of coronavirus

A local start-up was crucial to Hong Kong’s coronavirus response, which has been hailed as “one of the best in the world”.

More than 65,000 people returning to the city had to wear electronic wristbands with location tracking and geofencing technology SagaDigits usually deploys in supermarkets to keep track of popular items and to guide shoppers to their favourite products.

The government paid more than HK$$1 million (US$128,993) for the technology, said co-founder Arthur Chan Chi-chuen, a 41-year-old father of two.

“The electronic wristband project is an important breakthrough for our company,” he said in an interview. “We have since

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Awkward greetings and long queues as Hong Kong’s financiers return to work

By Sumeet Chatterjee and Scott Murdoch

HONG KONG (Reuters) – The greetings are awkward and the skyscraper lifts half-empty. But Hong Kong’s cafes are filling and taxis are harder to find as the first wave of financial professionals return to their offices after an easing of coronavirus lockdown rules.

The re-emergence of facemask-wearing bankers, investors, lawyers and their clients in Central, Hong Kong’s main business district, is being closely watched by other major financial centres looking forward to resuming business.

Few, however, have described it as anything like a return to a pre-virus normal.

“Everything takes time these days, and

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