Singapore introduces rapid testing for events

- Wednesday, October 28, 2020    

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Singapore will pilot pre-event testing from mid-October to December to identify a model that can be widely implemented so that more large-scale events can safely resume, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong has announced. This means that participants going to an event or activity will be tested either at the event venue or at a separate testing facility. Only participants who have tested negative will be allowed to participate in the event. These events could include business-to-business events and wedding receptions, added Mr Gan. For example, pre-event testing will be piloted at Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) in the last week of October. "UFI and SISO argue and lobby for rapid testing schemes around the world to reopen exhibitions and business events. It is encouraging to see Singapore taking a lead here in Asia, and we encourage other authorities to follow Singapore's approach", says Kai Hattendorf, UFI CEO. (ufi)


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