Singapore’s research community pivoted to develop Covid-19 response
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SINGAPORE – Even before Singapore’s first Covid-19 case was reported on Jan 23, the local research community was moving fast to pivot into Covid-19 research, developing a response on all fronts: from manufacturing test swabs to building Singapore’s testing arsenal.
This was possible only because of a strong foundation in science.
Said Professor Low Teck Seng, chief executive of the National Research Foundation: “Our national response to Covid-19 builds on the broad base of scientific capabilities that Singapore has built up over the years.