Coronavirus: Singapore

Self-isolation, self-testing could be normal in future

Ong Ye Kung envisages how people could live with a virus that is here for the long haul

A person who suspects he has Covid-19 could get a medical certificate (MC) from his doctor, who will tell him to isolate and test himself at home.

Someone else could get an SMS informing him of exposure to the virus, with instructions to also isolate at home and conduct self-tests. Those who are working could let their employers know that they may have been exposed to Covid-19, and be allowed to stay home without an MC.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 02, 2021, with the headline 'Self-isolation, self-testing could be normal in future'. Subscribe