Singapore's foreign minister says Covid won't go away completely, warns against complacency

  • Vivian Balakrishnan, Singapore's minister for foreign affairs, said Covid-19 is "permanent" and subsequent waves of infections will be a normal occurrence in the coming years.
  • The minister also warned that now may be a "more dangerous period" for vaccinated people who may be complacent as well as those who are unvaccinated and lack protection against Covid.
  • When asked whether the Singapore-Hong Kong air travel bubble is on track to begin on May 26, Balakrishnan said: "As of now the plan is yes, but we have to watch how the situation evolves over the next few days."

Singapore's foreign minister says Covid won't go away completely, warns against complacency