The Big Story: Tanjong Pagar CC ready for seniors' Covid-19 vaccination pilot in S'pore

Volunteers wait to get the Covid-19 vaccine as they participate in a trial run at the vaccination centre in Tanjong Pagar Community Club on Jan 26, 2021.
Volunteers wait to get the Covid-19 vaccine as they participate in a trial run at the vaccination centre in Tanjong Pagar Community Club on Jan 26, 2021.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
Elderly residents booking their time slots for the Covid-19 vaccination at the vaccination centre in Tanjong Pagar Community Club on Jan 26, 2021.
Elderly residents booking their time slots for the Covid-19 vaccination at the vaccination centre in Tanjong Pagar Community Club on Jan 26, 2021.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

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From Wednesday (Jan 27), seniors aged 70 years old and above can receive their Covid-19 vaccine shots.

The vaccination pilots will begin in Ang Mo Kio and Tanjong Pagar, where a larger number of elderly residents reside.

Meanwhile, Covid-19 restrictions will be tightened from Tuesday (Jan 26) and will apply to the upcoming Chinese New Year.

In an askST segment, we answer questions that our readers have on these new restrictions.

Across the causeway, Malaysia's Health Ministry said the second Movement Control Order - or MCO 2.0 - may not be extended beyond the tentative Feb 4 end date.

We speak to Malaysia Bureau Chief Shannon Teoh. He will share more on how the Malaysian government intends to strike a balance between protecting lives and livelihoods amid the pandemic.