Singapore relaxes COVID-19 norms

In a statement on Thursday, Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said, it is lifting more COVID-19 curbs including most restrictions for fully vaccinated visitors arriving in the country; it is also dropping requirements to wear masks outdoors.

Singapore was one of the first countries to shift to a strategy of living with COVID-19, although it slowed down some of its easing plans following outbreaks of variants.

The Omicron wave has started to subside in the country. In February, at its peak, Singapore had reported a record of 26,000 cases. The daily number of infections fell to around 9,000 on Wednesday, with most cases being mild or showing no symptoms.

With a population of 5.5 million, 92% of the country’s residents have been fully vaccinated, with 71% having received a third booster jab.



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