S1E12: Learning to live with Covid as sub-variant infections rise

  • 28 Jun 2022

Synopsis: The Straits Times analyses Singapore's latest news and announcements in this weekly podcast. The Straits Times' Zakir Hussain, Singapore editor at The Straits Times, speaks with Money FM 89.3's Timothy Goh and Bharati Jagdish. Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong said on Monday (June 27) that there is no need to tighten safe management measures for now, but this cannot be ruled out as more Covid-19 infections are reported. Stressing the need for vigilance and testing, Mr Wong announced that all households will receive 10 antigen rapid test (ART) kits. Distribution will begin sometime in July. In this week's episode, the team discusses what to make of this in response to the recent upswing in Covid-19 cases driven by the newer BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron sub-variants. Produced by: Zakir Hussain (zakirh@sph.com.sg) & Money FM 89.3 Edited by: Nadiah Koh Follow SG Extra Podcast episodes every Tuesday here on our ST Podcasts channel: Channel: https://str.sg/wukR Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/wu3h Spotify: https://str.sg/wukD SPH Awedio app: https://www.awedio.sg/ Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg Read Zakir Hussain's articles: https://str.sg/we4e --- Discover ST's special edition podcasts: Singapore's War On Covid: https://str.sg/wuJa The Unsolved Mysteries of South-east Asia: https://str.sg/wuZ2 Stop Scams: https://str.sg/wuZB Invisible Asia: https://str.sg/wuZn --- Discover more ST podcast series: Asian Insider: https://str.sg/JWa7 Green Pulse: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check: https://str.sg/JWaN In Your Opinion: https://str.sg/w7Qt Your Money & Career: https://str.sg/wB2m SG Extra: https://str.sg/wukR #PopVultures: https://str.sg/JWad ST Sports Talk: https://str.sg/JWRE Bookmark This!: https://str.sg/JWas The Big Story: https://str.sg/wuZe Lunch With Sumiko: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! #SGExtra See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.