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Singapore Could Still Live With Virus Curbs For More Than a Year

  • Phase 3 of easing is not ‘free-for-all’, Minister Wong says
  • Country reports no new community cases for nine straight days
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Singapore Will Be in Virus Curbs Phase 3 for 'Quite a While’
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Singapore could still be living with restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus for more than a year, even after it enters the next stage of pandemic easing measures as cases comes under control.

“Phase 3 is not a free-for-all,” Education Minister Lawrence Wong, who also co-chairs the city-state’s virus task force, said in a Bloomberg TV interview. “We will be in Phase 3 for quite a while because it will last until an effective vaccine or treatment is widely available.”