Singapore faces COVID-19 surge with 2,000 daily cases.

No strict restrictions; treating COVID-19 as an endemic disease.

Health Minister Ong Ye Kung assures no major health risk.

Hospitalizations may rise, but vaccines still effective.

Surge driven by Omicron descendants EG.5 and HK.3 variants.

Vaccination crucial to prevent severe outcomes.

Singapore reports 2,594,809 cases and 1,872 deaths.