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Singapore to Brief U.S. on Covid Numbers After Travel Warning

  • U.S. CDC had said Covid situation in Singapore ‘unknown’
  • Singapore health expert had called CDC’s designation ‘bizarre’
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Singapore will share its Covid statistics with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as the U.S. embassy, after the CDC said it had insufficient data on the pandemic in the city-state and urged Americans to avoid traveling to Singapore entirely. 

“Just to be clear, we know our situation very well,” Health Minister Ong Ye Kung told reporters. Singapore administers more than 21,000 PCR tests daily, Ong said, and its positivity rate for those tests is below 2%.