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Taking a difficult but balanced approach to S'pore's reopening as Covid-19 frustration grows

Stricter rules help slow down transmission and give the country time to push vaccination rates up further. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
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SINGAPORE - At midnight on July 19, marking the start of "Freedom Day" in Britain, party-goers packed into heaving dance clubs to celebrate the end of Covid-19 lockdowns.

But the reopening has been marred by surging infections - around 50,000 a day - and warnings of overwhelmed hospitals.

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