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ST rates S'pore's response to Covid-19: Fighting an unknown virus in the early days

A senior sneaking a walk on the foot reflexology path that was closed off with tape at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park in May 2020. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
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SINGAPORE - For most of the last two years, Covid-19 was a smouldering fire that Singapore struggled to put out.

To prevent stray embers - that is, unlinked cases - from reigniting the blaze, infected people were taken to designated recovery facilities and their contacts ordered to stay home and test themselves regularly.

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