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Singapore plans to fully vaccinate 80% of the population and reopen with quarantine-free travel in September. As the Southeast Asian country accelerates its vaccination campaign to hit its target within the next month, officials are preparing to reopen the country and are working to establish travel corridors with countries that have low Covid-19 infection rates. Finance Minister Lawrence Wong told Parliament today that the country aims to hit the 80% target by September. “While other countries may have come to terms with a certain level of Covid-19 cases and even deaths, this is not the choice we want to make […]

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14 hours ago, HappyExpat said:

Isn't this a complete 180? I thought a few months back they said they would open up all borders, remove all restrictions, and let the chips fall as they may.

This is called adapting your plans as new facts emerge.

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Singapore has some intelligent, skilled, and experienced people in government, unlike Thailand. It is more of a merit based system, unlike Thailand. And they are open minded and smart enough to get outside help, and seek outside counsel, unlike Thailand. In other words, it is a functioning government, unlike Thailand.

Thailand is on the verge of being a failed state, and the people need to make some changes happen, before this place becomes another Burundi, South Sudan, or Malawi. That is where the nation is headed. To the bottom of the world heap. 

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If Singapore can do this by September with a population of 5.7 million on an island, Phuket will look, with a population of 400.000, on an island, like incompetent foolish fellows on a train heading into a forest and over a cliff into shark infested waters.

But is Mister Wong wrong? Time will tell.

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