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Singapore begins coexisting with coronavirus: No mandatory quarantine!

Singapore begins coexisting with coronavirus: No mandatory quarantine!


Singapore begins coexisting with coronavirus: No mandatory quarantine!  No mandatory quarantine , no screening! Singapore and the virus coexist.

Singapore’s single-day number of confirmed diagnoses has repeatedly reached new highs.

Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong recently announced the next epidemic prevention plan through a simultaneous live broadcast on Facebook and shouted to the people that the current vaccination rate in Singapore has exceeded 80%, and the country’s epidemic prevention strategy will be changed from zero to Viruses coexist, and the star defense policy has also changed, including exemption from compulsory isolation and PCR testing after contact with confirmed cases.


In his national speech last week, Lee Hsien Loong stated that Singapore’s zero-clearing strategy at the beginning of the outbreak was very correct, but with the emergence of the highly infectious Delta virus with increasing vaccination rates, it is now necessary to change its strategy to coexist with the virus. He mentioned that in the early stage of the outbreak, there were no antibodies in the majority of the population, which led to an explosion in the number of confirmed cases. Moreover, the virus had not yet mutated at the time. Strictly identifying the chain of transmission can effectively block the epidemic.


Lee Hsien Loong emphasized that Singapore’s strategy has worked, and there have not been as many deaths as in many countries, and the star country is also one of the countries with the lowest mortality rate. The current vaccination rate has reached 85%, which has greatly reduced the risk of severe illness. According to statistics, up to 98% of the country’s indigenous cases are mild or asymptomatic, and the severe illness rate is only 2%, of which only 0.2% of people are sick or need it. She was admitted to the intensive care unit for treatment.


Lee Hsien Loong mentioned that as the vaccination rate increases and the highly infectious Delta virus appears, the zero-clearing strategy will be changed to coexist with the virus. After vaccination, COVID-19 is no longer a danger for most people. Diseases”. He also said. Even if they have been vaccinated, there is still a risk of infection. People must be psychologically prepared. In the next period of time, there will still be many confirmed cases.


In his speech, Lee Hsien Loong said that the number of cases is expected to continue to increase in the next few weeks, and the situation should improve after reaching the peak. He estimated that it will take at least 3 months or even as long as 6 months for Singapore to enter the new normal. By then, measures can be loosened and previous activities can be resumed. The number of confirmed cases will remain stable, and hundreds of new cases may be added every day.


According to a report by NewsAsia Singapore, seven new anti-epidemic policies will be put on the road this week to let the public understand how Singapore’s government policies have changed after moving towards a “new normal” of coexisting with the virus.


  1. People who have not received the COVID-19 vaccine are forbidden to eat in restaurants, cafes, or enter tourist attractions, shopping malls and other places.
  2. People who have been in close contact with the confirmed person no longer need to be quarantined compulsorily, but relevant persons need to undergo rapid antigen testing (ART) and self-quarantine for 7 consecutive days after receiving the health risk warning issued by the authorities.
  3. Only those with obvious symptoms of COVID-19 or feeling unwell need to undergo PCR testing. For asymptomatic patients, if they need to be screened, rapid screening is the main method.
  4. Except for high-risk groups such as the elderly and children under 4 years of age, almost all diagnosed patients rely on home recuperation.
  5. The Singapore government is currently closely monitoring the vaccinations of children in the United States against the COVID-19, and plans to vaccinate children under the age of 12 early next year.
  6. Expand the population for the third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine booster.
  7. The government expects that it will take at least 3 to 6 months for Singapore to enter the new normal, and it expects that the number of cases will continue to increase in the next few weeks, but the situation will improve after reaching the peak. When the number of diagnoses in a single day remains stable at hundreds of cases per day, and there is no significant increase, the people can return to their normal activities before the epidemic.





Singapore begins coexisting with coronavirus: No mandatory quarantine!

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