Australian Dale Fisher is one of those leading Singapore’s response to tackling Covid-19.
Professor Fisher is chair of Infection Control at the National University Hospital in Singapore, and also heads the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network for the World Health Organization.
He arrived in Singapore in 2003 when it was dealing with the SARS outbreak, but he says this experience means that Singapore is now far more prepared to face the current crisis.
An aggressive testing and quarantine strategy for anyone testing positive, coupled with a high tech approach to contact tracing, saw Singapore held up as a role model for handling Covid-19.
But there’s been a recent resurgence in cases, raising fears of disease breakouts after lockdown restrictions are relaxed.