Yahoo Poll: Time for Singapore to end the mask mandate outdoors?

Staff Writer, Singapore
·Editorial Team
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People queueing in Singapore in 2020. (PHOTO: Joseph Nair for Yahoo News Singapore)
People queueing in Singapore in 2020. (PHOTO: Joseph Nair for Yahoo News Singapore)

Israel has rescinded its order to wear masks outdoors. More than 81% of citizens or residents over 16 have received both doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech jab. (Masks are still required in indoor public spaces.)

As of April 2021, Singapore's vaccine rollout isn't quite as advanced as Israel's, but some 60% of seniors have booked vaccination appointments. Indeed, scientists have learned a lot about the airborne transmission of COVID-19, with experts saying the air outdoors is much safer than indoors.

So, how do you feel: Is it time that Singapore do away with its mask mandate, at least outdoors? Have your say in our poll.

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