Hot on the trail: how Singapore passed the coronavirus test

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Hot on the trail: how Singapore passed the coronavirus test

Within days of China reporting the new virus, Singapore had upped screening at its borders with ruthless efficiency

Nicola Smith

Singapore, along with Taiwan, Hong Kong and South Korea, has emerged as a global leader in the fight against coronavirus, and it is not too late for other countries to adopt some of their successful measures.

Despite its strong trade ties, proximity to China and function as a major airline transit hub, the city-state of 5.7 million has, to date, kept the virus in check through aggressive testing and intensive tracing of carriers.

The use of sophisticated technology to track the movements of carriers of Covid-19, as well as clear public messaging, have been highly effective in containing the virus...

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