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Singapore’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout continued on Monday (Jan 11), with 50 staff from Ren Ci’s Bukit Batok nursing home getting their shots. 80 Home Team officers involved in front-line healthcare operations also received their Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

Associate Professor Alex Cook, from NUS’ Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, weighs in on the rise of imported Covid-19 cases in Singapore. With a nine-month high of 42 imported cases reported yesterday (Jan 10), he gives his take on whether vaccinated travellers should receive exemptions from quarantine measures in the future.

We also cover the highlights from The Straits Times Global Outlook Forum. In his keynote address, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat stressed that international partnerships will be especially important in a post-Covid-19 world. He also touched on strengthening response efforts for future pandemics, and how global cooperation coupled with science and technology is needed to fight climate change.

The Straits Times Global Outlook Forum: https://youtu.be/ouQRW2AiQug

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