World Covid-19 situation March 29: Singapore is about to lift many restrictions
The Singapore government is expected to lift the requirement that tourists who have received a full dose of Covid-19 vaccine must be isolated from March 31.
“We believe we are now ready to take a decisive step towards living with Covid-19,” Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was quoted as saying by Kyodo News.
“With the opening of borders, this will help Singapore reconnect with the world. This move will provide a much-needed boost to businesses, especially tourism businesses, to help Singapore regain its position as a hub for business and aviation,” he added.
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Singapore’s Health Minister Ong Ye Kung announced that “normal travel, for those who have had a full dose of vaccine, will soon resume akin to the pre-Covid-19 era”.
“Travelers will only need to take the test before boarding the plane, and when disembarking, they do not need to. Covid-19 has hurt Singapore less than many other countries. The mortality rate in our country is 200 people per million people, much lower than in Australia, South Korea and Japan,” he said.
Cases in South Korea ‘seem’ to peak
The AP news agency quoted a number of South Korean officials as saying that the average number of infections in the past 7 days has decreased more than 10 weeks ago.
“The current outbreak appears to have peaked, and is expected to subside in the near term. However, new infections will gradually decrease due to the loosening of social distancing rules, the expansion of face-to-face classes, as well as the possible increase in the number of infections due to the BA variant. 2 of the Omicron strain,” said director of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Jeong Eun-kyung on March 28.
“However, the number of serious infections, critical conditions or deaths is expected to increase from now on. Experts say this case will happen just two weeks after the number of infections peaked,” added Ms. Jeong.
According to data released by the Ministry of Health on the night of March 28, the country in the past 24 hours recorded 187,213 new cases, ending the number of positive cases detected per day always above 200,000. for almost 1 month.
Some other developments on the epidemic
Updated at 5 am on March 29 by the Worldometers global statistics page, the Covid-19 epidemic is raging in 220 countries and territories, infecting more than 482.7 million people and claiming lives. of more than 6.1 million patients. The number of recoveries reached more than 417 million cases.
According to AP, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on March 28 was infected with Covid-19. “Prime Minister Bennett is feeling well, and will continue with his planned work schedule from home,” a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said.
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