South Korea and Singapore are taking a smart city approach to halting the spread of the coronavirus . Both countries have been using contact tracing to identify people who have been exposed to the virus as well as all the people who had interacted with an infected individual. This process is manual and time-intensive.
To speed up this process in South Korea, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport used the country's Smart City Data Hub. The ministry has been building the tool in collaboration with the Ministry of Science and ICT since 2018.