A woman wears a face mask in Singapore on Thursday, as the spread of Covid-19 continues. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: what’s behind Singapore’s U-turn on wearing masks?

  • The island state is no longer discouraging residents from wearing them in public, and will distribute reusable face masks from Sunday
  • Prime Minister Lee says the decision was made following new evidence that an infected person can show no symptoms yet still spread the disease
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A woman wears a face mask in Singapore on Thursday, as the spread of Covid-19 continues. Photo: Reuters
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