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Singapore to Lift Indoor Masking Rules as Covid Cases Ease

  • Masks still needed in public transport, health-care facilities
  • Non-fully vaccinated visitors won’t have to quarantine
Shoppers inside a market in Singapore on Aug. 21.

Shoppers inside a market in Singapore on Aug. 21.

Photographer: Ore Huiying/Bloomberg
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Singapore will lift rules on indoor masking in most venues and ease quarantines for non-vaccinated travelers as the country scraps some of its last pandemic-era curbs after Covid infections dropped. 

Masks in indoor settings will no longer be mandatory from Aug. 29, except for certain areas such as public transport and health-care facilities like hospitals and nursing homes, the Health Ministry said in a statement Wednesday. Mask-wearing on private transport modes, as well as school buses and taxis, will be optional. This confirms an earlier announcement by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in his annual National Day Rally speech Sunday.