Singapore’s much praised Covid-19 circuit breaker response short circuits itself

KUALA LUMPUR (April 11): Singapore, for months hailed at home and overseas as the “gold standard” for responding to the Covid-19 pandemic, on Friday moved to defuse escalating criticism over how it has handled a surge in infections within foreign worker dormitories that activists had earlier flagged as public health risks due to their cramped conditions, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported yesterday.