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  • Title
    Prime Minister; Executive Director, National Center for Infectious Diseases
  • Affiliation

Singapore was one of the first countries outside China to confirm a coronavirus case; nearly three months on, its COVID-19-related deaths remained in the single digits. Leo’s center developed a test before the city-state confirmed its first case. It now has one of the highest per capita testing rates in the world. Swift border controls, methodical contact tracing, and transparent communication with the public also serve as how-tos for other virus hotspots.