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Ronney Ng, who sells souvenirs in Singapore’s Chinatown, can hardly wait for the country to reopen its borders now that 80% of its population has been inoculated against COVID-19 — one of the world’s best vaccination rates.

“Our business depends almost entirely on tourists — it is very tough for us if they are not visiting Singapore,” said Ng, who added that he can no longer afford three meals a day.

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