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Boosters needed to keep vaccinated status

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Bloomberg1/5/2022 7:59 PM GMT+08  • 3 min read
Boosters needed to keep vaccinated status
Being fully vaccinated in Singapore is now a requirement to enter most settings, including shopping malls and office
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Singapore says booster shots will be required to maintain vaccination status, as the city-state avoided new restrictions while preparing for an expected wave of the omicron variant that’s seen to have less severe effects.

Officials said they remain committed to reopening and didn’t announce any changes to Covid-related curbs at a Wednesday news conference even as they expect daily cases to hit 15,000 in a worst-case scenario, triple the previous high. The stance stood in contrast to rival Asian financial hub Hong Kong, which earlier in the day halted flights from eight countries and banned dining-in at restaurants after 6 p.m.

Singapore will instead lean on booster shots, home recovery and testing to manage virus cases. From Feb. 14, those aged 18 years and above will be considered fully vaccinated for only nine months after their second jab and should get their booster from around five months to maintain that status, the health ministry said in a statement.

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