South-east Asia tightening Covid-19 restrictions amid Indian variant fears

Singapore has further tightened its Covid-19 measures as it attempts to control an increase in untraceable infections in the city-state.

“A pattern of local unlinked community cases has emerged and is persisting,” Singapore’s Ministry of Health said last Friday May 14th, adding that “this is worrying as it suggests that there may be unknown cases in the community with possible ongoing community transmission and that our earlier and ongoing measures to break the chains of transmissions may be insufficient.”

The rise in infections was linked to a cluster tied to Changi Airport, rather than the seaports.