Oct 23, 2021

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COVID-19 LIVE UPDATES | Singapore opens quarantine-free travel to major countries, eyes Covid-19 ‘new normal’

09. October 2021 – 11:56

Russia’s daily Covid-19 death toll hits record high of 968

Russia reported on Saturday 968 coronavirus-related deaths, the highest death toll in a day since the pandemic began. The government’s coronavirus task force announced 29,362 new cases in the last 24 hours.

-Reuters

October 09 2021 – 09:00

Singapore opens quarantine-free travel to important countries, sees Covid-19 as the “new normal”

Singapore opens its borders to more countries for quarantine-free travel as the city-state rebuilds its status as an international aviation hub and prepares to achieve a “new normal” to live with Covid-19.

Ab October 19, fully vaccinated people from eight countries including the UK, France, Spain and the United States will be able to enter the island without quarantine if they pass their Covid-19 tests, the government said on Saturday >

The announcement is an important step in Singapore’s strategy to resume international connections.

The Southeast Asian One of the largest travel and financial centers in the world, this nation is home to the Asian headquarters of thousands of global corporations, whose executives have long relied on Singapore’s connectivity.

The country with a population of 5.45 million has reported a record number of daily Covid-19 infections of more than 3,000 in the past few days, although almost all cases are asymptomatic or mild. Approximately 83% of the population is fully vaccinated, one of the highest rates in the world.

-Reuters