Nov 10, 2021
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Singapore announces refusal to treat unvaccinated COVID-19 patients free of charge

In a statement from the government of Singapore, it is noted that it is these patients that account for the bulk of the new cases of COVID-19 in the country.

“Currently, unvaccinated people make up the vast majority of patients requiring intensive inpatient care and place a disproportionate burden on our health care resources,” the document says.

Thus, all citizens who are admitted to the hospital with coronavirus after December 8 will have to pay for their treatment on their own. An exception will be made only for children under 12 years of age and patients for whom vaccination is contraindicated for health reasons.

To date, 85% of Singapore’s population has received two components of the COVID-19 vaccine, 18% have received revaccination. Among elderly people 60-69 years old, the immunization rate was 94%, another 90% of citizens aged 70 and older received primary vaccination.

Note that Singapore introduced the most stringent restrictions at the beginning of the pandemic, and has now begun to gradually lift them. For example, the government has just now allowed five vaccinated members of the same family to dine together in restaurants. It is also planned to resume mass events, where only vaccinated people will be allowed with a mandatory PCR test.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, about 221 thousand cases of COVID-19 have been identified in this country, 511 people have died.

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