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Singapore Reviews Border Controls on Virus Reinfection Risks

  • Ministry to closely monitor re-infection of recovered cases
  • Travelers from Hong Kong will have shorter quarantine period
A medical worker at the Lok Nayak Hospital in New Delhi on April 20. India now has the world’s fastest-growing Covid-19 caseload.

A medical worker at the Lok Nayak Hospital in New Delhi on April 20. India now has the world’s fastest-growing Covid-19 caseload.

Photographer: T. Narayan/Bloomberg
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Singapore is reviewing border controls for travelers who recovered from Covid-19, on concerns of reinfection as new virus variants emerge and global cases tick up.

The city-state will also closely monitor for re-infection of people who have previously recovered from Covid-19, the Health Ministry said in a statement published Tuesday. The announcement came after a recent case, where an individual likely contracted the virus again during a visit to India and was infectious when he returned to Singapore, the ministry said.