Singapore will end most of the rules they have on masks indoors

Singapore will end most of the rules they have on masks indoors

Singapore will remove rules for wearing masks in most indoor settings as the country moves towards removing all pandemic-era restrictions.

Masks will only be required on public transport and in health care facilities such as hospitals and nursing homes after the easing, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in his annual National Day address on Sunday. Details will be released later, he said.

The mask requirement is one of the latest virus restrictions in the Southeast Asian city-state after authorities lifted most rules, including limits on gatherings and testing for incoming vaccinated travelers. Outdoor masks were made optional earlier this year as part of a shift to a living with Covid strategy.

Some Asian countries have been more cautious about moving away from mask rules altogether.

Lee said the latest wave of covid is now subsiding. Covid cases in Singapore have fallen from a high of more than 10,000 cases during a peak in mid-July to around 3,000 as of August 20, according to a seven-day moving average compiled by the Ministry of Health.

SOURCE: BLOOMBERG



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