Singapore will stop covering the sanitary expenses of patients who refuse to vaccinate

The Singapore authorities have announced that as of December 8, they will fail to cover the medical expenses of the COVID-19 to patients who refuse to vaccinate

Singapore will stop covering the sanitary expenses of patients who refuse to vaccinate

The Singapore authorities have announced that as of December 8, they will fail to cover the medical expenses of the COVID-19 to patients who refuse to vaccinate, except those who can not do it for medical or age reasons.

"Currently, unvaccinated persons represent a large proportion of those who require intensive care and contribute disproportionately to pressure in our health resources," the Ministry of Health on its website indicated.

In the last three weeks, contagions in the city-state have stabilized at about 3,000 a day, of which 99% of cases are mild or have no symptoms thanks to a vaccination rate of 85 percent of the population .

However, the authorities fear that an increase in contagions can saturate the occupation of intensive care units, which are already in 70% of their capacity.

To increase the vaccination rate, the authorities are studying the inoculation with the Pfizer Biontech medication of children between 5 and 11 years old.

Last month, the authorities announced that workers who are not vaccinated against the COVID-19 or have not passed the disease recently have to present a negative antigens test as of next January.

Although the Government has raised most restrictions, there are still limitations as in the number of people allowed in restaurants and public events, while increasing the number of countries from where you can travel to the city-state without need to perform quarantine.

Singapore, one of the countries that best and previously reacted before the COVID-19 pandemic with strict measures and the closure of the borders, has resigned the strategy of zero cases before the difficulty of eliminating the virus, especially due to contagious Delta variant

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Singaporean authorities have detected 221,000 contagions of the COVID-19 and 511 deaths, most of them since last August.

Updated Date: 09 November 2021, 14:46

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