Covid lessons from a small island country5 min read . Updated: 01 Jul 2021, 07:04 PM IST
- India and Singapore are very different, and yet the city-state provides lessons for India and the world. Singapore’s secret: Test, trace, isolate and vaccinate fast with clear, honest communication.
When I set out for Singapore in April due to a family emergency, I was leaving a country reeling under a devastating second wave of covid. That month, India saw a massive shortage in oxygen supply, panicked social media appeals for help, and a terrifying lack of policy direction. In stark contrast, life had returned to normal for Singaporeans—malls, food hawkers and offices were open and Singapore’s handling of the pandemic was lauded; reflecting some of the lowest death toll globally, and case-count magnitudes per-capita.
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