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Singapore to ease border and other COVID rules as shots reach 70%

Officials draw line between jabbed and not jabbed while warming to Chinese vaccines

Singapore says it will have roughly 70% of its population fully vaccinated by Aug. 9, its National Day.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- Singapore is set to take the next step toward "living with COVID-19," with vaccinations expected to cover around 70% of the population by Monday -- the city-state's National Day.

Singapore's vaccination rate puts it at the forefront of major Asian economies, and authorities have made it clear they intend to restore a semblance of normalcy even without eradicating the virus. Other countries will be watching closely how this strategy plays out.

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