We have all heard the rhetoric “Unlike large resource-rich countries, Singapore cannot afford to close its borders for long” — Lawrence Wong.

So, Singapore never really closed its borders to China until many countries do so. And despite the infections, Chinese tourists can still enter till Jan 31, 2020. (And PRs and Citizens can still come in from China)

Singapore managed COVID-19 pretty well, but continues to import new cases. Then when the foreign workers who live in close proximity in the domitories got infected, the infection in Singapore soared.

Robin Low

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