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Ong Ye Kung on weathering COVID-19 wave

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Singapore has been weathering the COVID-19 pandemic through a comprehensive approach and there is no need to tighten safe management measures for now, said Health Minister Ong Ye Kung. Speaking in reply to Parliamentary questions on Tuesday (Jul 5), he said the current wave arrived slightly earlier but will not be as severe as the Omicron wave earlier this year. There are indications that it should be near the peak, or at the peak, he said. Mr Ong said the Government has been relying on its strategies of high vaccination and booster coverage, as well as ensuring that healthcare institutions and facilities are prepared to be able to ramp up should there be increased admissions. About 60,000 seniors aged 60 and above have not taken their first booster or third shot, he said. As for those who have been infected, the second booster shot will be offered at least 28 days after their infection instead of the recommended 90 days.

Singapore has been weathering the COVID-19 pandemic through a comprehensive approach and there is no need to tighten safe management measures for now, said Health Minister Ong Ye Kung. Speaking in reply to Parliamentary questions on Tuesday (Jul 5), he said the current wave arrived slightly earlier but will not be as severe as the Omicron wave earlier this year. There are indications that it should be near the peak, or at the peak, he said. Mr Ong said the Government has been relying on its strategies of high vaccination and booster coverage, as well as ensuring that healthcare institutions and facilities are prepared to be able to ramp up should there be increased admissions. About 60,000 seniors aged 60 and above have not taken their first booster or third shot, he said. As for those who have been infected, the second booster shot will be offered at least 28 days after their infection instead of the recommended 90 days.

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