The Minister of Health, Ong Ye Kung he said Wednesday (July 7) that Singapore is considering differentiated measures for those who received COVID-19 vaccination under the national vaccination program.
Singapore may allow people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to gather in groups of up to eight from the end of July. This exceeds the current limit of five people per group.
Activities and spaces such as cinemas, congregation worship, and wedding ceremonies could be doubled in group size (up to 500 people) if participants were fully vaccinated.
According to Minister Ong, such measures could be allowed when Singapore reaches an “important milestone” in its vaccination program, when 50% of the population has been fully vaccinated.
This is expected to happen around the week of July 26th. Currently, almost 40% of the population is completely vaccinated.
Differentiated measures will be applied to people who have received doses of Pfizer-BioNTech / Comirnaty or Moderna vaccine.
The ministry said more details on differentiated measures and other changes closer to the implementation date will be announced.
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