3,155 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, weekly infection growth rate rises to 2.7
There were 3,155 new Covid-19 cases detected in Singapore on Friday (Jan 21), reported the Ministry of Health (MOH) in its daily update. The weekly Covid-19 infection growth rate rose to 2.70, up from 2.17 the day before. The rate refers to the ratio of community...
Friday's update was the first time that the ministry started including cases detected by ARTs.Health Minister Ong Ye Kung had announced earlier on Friday at a press conference that MOH will also no longer be differentiating between Omicron and non-Omicron cases.
"Over the past few weeks, we have been living with Covid-19 and the Omicron variant quite carefully and calmly, with a less restricted posture, where we can meet in groups of five... The fact is that with vaccinations working well and the Omicron variant being less severe, the top-line infection number is becoming less and less meaningful in our response to Covid-19," he added.Read more: The New Paper »
China's Xi to preside over muted Hong Kong handover anniversary, swear in new leader
HONG KONG: Chinese leader Xi Jinping was set to preside on Friday (Jul 1) over tightly choreographed celebrations marking the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's handover from Britain, with once annual demonstrations silenced and a massive security presence in force. Xi's two-day visit, which will also see him Read more >>
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