Endemicity embraced with easing of rules

THE city state further eased mask-wearing rules in healthcare facilities, saying the country has adjusted to living with Covid-19 as endemic without having to impose new curbs even during two major waves of infections.

From yesterday, it is no longer compulsory to wear masks in outpatient facilities which are deemed “lower-risk settings”, the Health Ministry said in a statement.

In higher-risk areas, masks will become a standing requirement to improve general infection control, it said.

“The Ministry will progressively stand down the remaining response protocols, and integrate them into our broader public programmes.” — Bloomberg

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