Singapore to lift some travel restrictions; Covid-19 task force gives updates on vaccine boosters



Booster shots of the Covid-19 vaccine are being studied, while a third dose is being considered for those who have severely compromised immune systems, said the multi-ministry task force on Covid-19 on Thursday (Aug 19).

The vaccination of children below 12 years old should also start some time early next year, after the safety and efficacy aspects have been studied. Read more: https://str.sg/3iiN

Fully vaccinated Singapore residents can travel to Germany and back without having to serve stay-home notices from Sept 8.

They will instead have to undergo four Covid-19 PCR tests, including one to be taken before the flight. Read more: https://str.sg/3iip

Singapore will start a pilot programme for mildly-ill Covid-19 patients to recover at home from Aug 30, as part of its gradual shift towards living with the disease.

People will qualify for the home isolation scheme if they have mild or no symptoms and can be isolated from the rest of their household. Read more: https://str.sg/3iic

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