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Changi Airport transmission likely occurred when worker assisted family from South Asia

Since the cluster emerged, the cases have peaked on 13 May with few cases thereafter. None of the infected airport workers are in serious condition.

The initial transmission could have occurred when an airport worker assisted a family from South Asia. The family arrived in Singapore on 29 April 2021. They were found to be positive for COVID-19 through their On-Arrival tests.



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Managing the risk of Indian variant of COVID-19 - B. 1.617

With B. 1.617 in 44 countries, shutting borders is not an option because we cannot shut the world out. We cannot eliminate the risk but we can manage it by staying calm and united, and adhering strictly to SMM. If you are sick, remove yourself from the community by self-isolating, see a doctor and wait for the result of your swab test. If everyone of us plays our part well, we will overcome.



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And I hope that by the National Day Rally, which will be at the end of August, we should be ready to make a decision, and I should have something to report

Decision on tudung wearing: in making the change, we must avoid making unintentional consequences with well-intentioned moves, PM said.

"Before we actually make the change, we have to prepare the ground. We have to make sure that everybody understands this is a careful adjustment, not a wholesale change, and we want people to realise what the limits are, as we make these changes," he said.

"We must make sure that Singaporeans, both Muslims and non-Muslim, are ready to accept the move. We are a multi-racial and multi-religious country. It is a delicate balance, but we are fully committed to preserving our harmony and to maintaining our common space," PM Lee added.



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Mufti Singapore Dr Nazirudin Exchange Letters with PM Lee Hsien Loong on Tudung Matters

Mufti Nazirudin welcomes the likely shift in policy on nurses wearing the tudung with their uniform and expressed deep appreciation of the opportunity to continuously provide feedback on many national issues including the tudung. In his reply, PM Lee thank the Mufti and MUIS for their support in Government's deliberations on the matter and said that change has to be carefully considered and gradual so that when it comes, it is understood by all communities and thus strengthen, rather than weaken, our social cohesion.



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