People visit Merlion Park in Singapore last week. The city state no longer mandates mask wearing outside or in most indoor settings. Photo: EPA-EFE
People visit Merlion Park in Singapore last week. The city state no longer mandates mask wearing outside or in most indoor settings. Photo: EPA-EFE
Singapore

Singapore braces for fresh Covid wave, ‘new variants of concern’ from China

  • Singapore was ‘bound to have more infections’ over the festive period, Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said – especially as China opens up more
  • But he said the city state was now accustomed to waves of coronavirus and would continue to open up as ‘pretty much life has gone back to normal’

People visit Merlion Park in Singapore last week. The city state no longer mandates mask wearing outside or in most indoor settings. Photo: EPA-EFE
People visit Merlion Park in Singapore last week. The city state no longer mandates mask wearing outside or in most indoor settings. Photo: EPA-EFE
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