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Liao, Z, Menon, D, Zhang, L, Lim, Y-J, Li, W, Li, X and Zhao, Y (2022)

Management of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Singapore from 2020 to 2021: A Revisit

Reports 5(3), 35.

ISSN/ISBN: Not available at this time. DOI: 10.3390/reports5030035

Abstract: The first coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) case was detected in Singapore on 23 January 2020. Over the two years, Singapore witnessed tightening and easing of policies in response to and in anticipation of new variants, stress on the healthcare sector, and new waves of infection. Upon confirming the reliability of the data using Benford’s analysis, the collated COVID-19 data and trends were analyzed alongside the policies between 2020 and 2021 in Singapore. Due to the proactive nature of these policies, Singapore was largely successful in reducing the imported cases that would spill over and result in community waves of infection and death. The government has taken necessary steps to support the citizens and reduce the impact of the pandemic on the economy of the country. Furthermore, there were policies that were more responsive and there are lessons to be learned from neighboring countries on their management of the pandemic. Given the endemic approach the government has adopted, the efficacy of these policies comes down to its sustainability. Since the pandemic requires frequent revisiting of these policies, Singapore’s long-term management of the pandemic (or endemic) and its impact comes down to the ability of the government to introduce sustainable policies and update these according to new developments in treatments, variants, and vaccines, bearing in mind the socioeconomic condition of the country.

@Article{, AUTHOR = {Liao, Zehuan and Menon, Devika and Zhang, Le and Lim, Ye-Joon and Li, Wenhan and Li, Xuexin and Zhao, Yan}, TITLE = {Management of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Singapore from 2020 to 2021: A Revisit}, JOURNAL = {Reports}, VOLUME = {5}, YEAR = {2022}, NUMBER = {3}, ARTICLE-NUMBER = {35}, URL = {}, ISSN = {2571-841X}, DOI = {10.3390/reports5030035}, }

Reference Type: Journal Article

Subject Area(s): Biology, Medical Sciences