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Is it premature to lift Covid-19 mask-wearing rules, or time to move on? TODAY readers weigh in

Should Singapore lift its mask-wearing rule on public transport and in healthcare venues? TODAY readers discussed the topic this week, after infectious disease experts said that now is a good time to do away with these public health safety requirements.

“Only wear masks in hospitals and clinics but not necessary on public transport.” MANMATHAN RAJA


“(We) should still wear masks in hospitals and other medical facilities, and of course common sense should still prevail: Wear a mask if you’re coughing or mildly sick. Let people decide.” PATRICIA ANTHONY

“Never judge another person who still needs to wear a mask. There’s absolutely no reason for anybody to explain to the whole world as to why they need to keep their mask on.” M FENG ZHANG

“Those who want to continue wearing (masks) go ahead and stop preaching others to do the same.” BROWN BROWN

“Yes, please make it optional. I think with vaccines and boosters we are well protected enough.” MUHAMMAD ALFIAN B ABDULLAH


“Time to move on from Covid. You are not going to wear masks for the rest of your life. For conservatives… wear masks all you want, it’s your right to do so. Stop asking the rest of the world to do the same.” SOH ZI YANG

“Maybe it can start during off-peak hours like after 10.30pm when there are fewer people on the train.” LEWIS CARL

“We have learnt to live with Covid. Looking forward to removal of all restrictions.” YONG NGUAN LIM

These comments were first posted on TODAY’s Facebook page. They have been edited for clarity, accuracy and length. If you have views on this issue or a news topic you care about, send a letter to voices [at] with your full name, address and phone number.

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