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Vaccines arrive in Singapore: 5 pillars for overcoming COVID

From rapid tests to meetings divided by glass, city isn't relying on shots alone

COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Singapore's Changi Airport on Dec. 21. (Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Communications and Information)

SINGAPORE -- Singapore has received its first batch of Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine. The city-state's emergency approval of the vaccine last week paved the way for it to be the first Asian country to receive the shots.

It marks a major step toward an economic acceleration in 2021. But the vaccine is only part of its recovery plans.

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