A couple in Singapore wear face masks while walking past the Merlion statue. Photo: AP
A couple in Singapore wear face masks while walking past the Merlion statue. Photo: AP

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Singapore trades Covid-Zero for ‘Covid Resilience’. How will it work?

  • Singapore’s move to loosen border and social restrictions isn’t a ‘big bang reopening’ but a ‘calibrated’ approach with ‘Test, Trace and Vaccinate’ as a mantra to keep Covid-19 in check
  • It knows there are risks but wants to send a message that the economy relies on openness and a flow of foreign investment and talent

A couple in Singapore wear face masks while walking past the Merlion statue. Photo: AP
A couple in Singapore wear face masks while walking past the Merlion statue. Photo: AP
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