Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – The Singapore government is preparing roadmap which will treat the disease caused by the corona virus (Covid-19) as the common cold. This makes the Singapore dollar continue to strengthen against the rupiah.
According to Refinitiv data, at 12:33 WIB, SG$ 1 was equivalent to Rp 10,775.19, the Singapore dollar strengthened 0.24% in the spot market. This level is the highest since June 9. Yesterday, the Merlion’s currency slightly strengthened 0.1%, while last week it strengthened 0.65%.
Roadmap to live a normal life with the coronavirus was revealed by three ministers last week.
“It’s been 18 months since the pandemic started and our people are tired of fighting. Everyone is asking: When and how will the pandemic end?” Trade and Industry Minister Gan Kim Yong, Finance Minister Lawrence Wong and Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said in a press statement last weekend.
According to them, the possibility of getting seriously ill due to the flu is very low, so they can continue their activities, of course, provided they have been vaccinated.
“The probability of getting seriously ill due to the flu is very low, so we can live with it. People can continue their activities even though it is the flu season, of course with vaccinations.
“Therefore, we can do the same for Covid-19. We won’t be able to eradicate it, but we can make the pandemic less scary. Like the flu, mouth and nail disease, or chicken pox, we can still live a normal life.
“This is our plan in the next few months, we already have a plan. Vaccination is the first key,” they explained.
Singapore has become one of the countries that has succeeded in suppressing Covid-19, even being one of the first countries to be infected with the virus which originated from the city of Wuhan, Hubei province in China.
To date, the total number of Covid-19 cases in Singapore is 62,553 people with 36 deaths, based on data from Worldometer. Thus, the death rate or mortality rate due to Covid-19 in Singapore is only 0.06%.
Meanwhile, regarding vaccination, more than 50% of Singaporeans have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 35% have received full vaccination.
CNBC INDONESIA RESEARCH TEAM
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