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Singapore PM Lee rules out indefinite Covid-19 lockdown

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  • 24th October, 2021 04:30:46 PM
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Singapore PM Lee rules out indefinite Covid-19 lockdown

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Singapore cannot go into an indefinite lockdown and stand still, but also cannot “simply let go and let things rip”, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has said.

"We have to travel this road to get to living safely with Covid-19. We want to get there with as few casualties as possible,” Lee said in a Facebook post on Saturday.

Singapore’s multi-ministry task force announced on Saturday a slew of measures for the effective opening up of the affluent city-state.

These include requiring vaccination for all staff returning to the workplace from Jan 1, 2022, as well as adding China's Sinovac to the national vaccination programme and expanding the home recovery scheme to certain pregnant women, The Straits Times newspaper reported.

The task force is co-chaired by Trade and Industry Minister Gan Kim Yong, Finance Minister Lawrence Wong and Health Minister Ong Ye Kung.