How well did Singapore fare in saving lives and livelihoods during the Covid-19 pandemic?

The review of the Government's response to the pandemic is ongoing. Insight takes its own look at how well Singapore fared in saving lives and livelihoods.

A patron checking in before entering the Geylang Serai Market and Food Centre in October last year. PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE - At some points, Singapore was held up around the world as the gold standard in its handling of the pandemic. At other points, the bouquets turned to brickbats as some commentators cited the country as a cautionary tale about how best-laid plans can be scuttled by the coronavirus.

Such ups and downs could be chalked up to a virus that often did not act as expected, but sprang surprises along the way.

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