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Keeping spirits up while holding firm and riding out the outbreak

IN ONE speech after another, Singapore's ministers have been emphasising that the country will not simply return to a pre-Covid-19 way of life, economically or socially. The degree to which their audience has truly absorbed this, however, is less clear.

Across the world, at various stages of the pandemic, there have been examples of blithe behaviour: people gathering in parks or on beaches despite safe-distancing measures in place, or crowding at food outlets when they reopened.

In Singapore, while...

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