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Group sizes of 8 instead of 5: S’pore may set varying Covid-19 measures for those vaccinated


Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said on Wednesday (July 7) that Singapore is considering differentiated measures for those who received the COVID-19 vaccination under the national vaccination programme.

Singapore may allow people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to gather in groups of up to eight from end-July. This is up from the current limit of five people per group.

Activities and venues such as cinemas, congregational worship, and wedding solemnisations, could see a doubling in the group size — up to 500 people — if participants are fully vaccinated.

According to Minister Ong, these measures may be allowed when Singapore reaches an “important milestone” in its vaccination programme — when 50 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated.

This is expected to happen around the week of July 26. Currently, nearly 40 per cent of the population is fully vaccinated.

The differentiated measures will apply to people who have received both doses of Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty or Moderna vaccine.

The ministry said that further details on the differentiated measures and other changes will be announced nearer to the implementation date


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