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COVID vaccines

Singapore to impose workplace vaccine mandate from January

Unvaccinated workers must show negative COVID results, pay for own test

Singapore has been grappling with COVID-19 infection spikes despite over 80% of its population being fully vaccinated.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- Singapore's government is ramping up pressure on residents who are yet to get jabs against COVID-19, saying people will be barred from their workplaces from the start of next year unless they are fully vaccinated or can show negative test results.

The city-state joins some Western jurisdictions that are shifting to workplace vaccine mandates, a trend that could spread into Asian countries as vaccination rates rise in the region.

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