Singapore must find its own path out of Covid-19 based on the situation here and avoid comparisons to other countries’ recovery plans, says Finance Minister Lawrence Wong.

Drawing examples from China, New Zealand and the West, Wong stressed Singapore’s unique position in his speech at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Students’ Union Ministerial Forum on Aug 24. 

“We are one of the most highly vaccinated countries in the world. This gives us confidence to reopen safely because vaccinated persons are far less likely to fall severely ill when they catch the virus,” says Wong, who co-chairs the multi-ministry task force on Covid-19.

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