Singapore has vaccinated 80% of its population as of August 29. This number has one of the highest vaccination rates in the world, so the country could relax its restrictions.
Quoted from kompas.com, a total of 4.3 million Singaporeans including permanent residents and long-term residence permit holders have been fully vaccinated which means receiving two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine.
“We have passed another milestone, where 80% of the population has received two doses of the vaccination,” Ong Ye Kung, Singapore Health Minister, said in a post on social media.
“This success means Singapore is one step ahead in dealing with Covid-19,”he added.
“This is the result of the collective efforts of many people working behind the scenes and Singaporeans coming forward to take care of themselves and those around them,” he explained.
Authorities in Singapore hope to use the high vaccination rate as an excuse to gradually reopen the country.
As is known, starting September 8, Singapore will allow fully vaccinated travelers from Germany and Brunei to enter the country, without being required to be quarantined.
Previously, the Singapore government had started planning to relax restrictions related to Covid-19 on Tuesday, August 10, 2021. The Singapore government also announced several border easing. The country will allow entry of even more fully vaccinated work permit holders and their dependents.
Quoted from cnbcindonesia, Since last August 20, fully vaccinated travelers from certain countries, including Australia, Canada, Germany, and South Korea, can undergo mandatory quarantine at their place of residence in the country.