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No Stay-Home-Notice: Singapore Relaxes Rules for World Economic Forum Attendees

Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, World Economic Forum attendees arriving in Singapore for the World Economic Forum’s special annual meeting in August will not be required to serve a Stay-Home-Notice.

This was revealed by Senior Minister of State for Health Dr Janil Puthucheary on Tuesday (16 Feb), in response to a question by Workers’ Party MP He Ting Ru.

It’s uncertain as to how the conclusion to ease rules on the SHN was derived.

At present, according to the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority, travellers may be issued with a 7 or 14-day SHN, with a mandatory COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction test conducted towards the end of the SHN.

More than 2000 attended the WEF’s Davos Agenda Week 2021 held in January this year, including 600 global CEOs and 25 heads-of-state.

The event was held virtually as part of precautions to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

However, for the WEF’s special annual meeting, Dr Janil said that measures will be put in place such as physical segregation of attendees from the local community to “reduce the risk of infections” and turn the event into a “super-spreader” event.

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