Tag: Covid-19 in Singapore

Heng Swee Keat: The sooner the GE is held, the sooner we can tackle upcoming challenges

Singapore— In an interview with Channel NewsAsia on Wednesday (May 27), Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat pointed out that the country will be facing many challenges over the next decade and the sooner the upcoming General Election (GE) is called, the sooner that...

Lawrence Wong: Cautious steps out of CB because virus is still around

Singapore — National Development Minister Lawrence Wong took to Facebook on Monday  (May 25) to explain why the country will be taking cautious steps out of circuit breaker restrictions. He acknowledged that while the number of new community cases has gone down "significantly", the virus...

NUS’ Ben Leong’s rebuts Tan Meng Wah’s claims that SG gov’t mishandled Covid-19 crisis

Singapore—On Friday, Dr Tan Meng Wah, formerly from the Institute of Policy Studies, wrote a post on Facebook about how the 4G leaders mishandled the Covid-19 crisis from the beginning, which was then widely shared. Dr Tan, who is on the policy team of Progress Singapore...

4G leaders mishandled Covid-19 crisis from the beginning: PSP’s Tan Meng Wah

Singapore — The Covid-19 crisis was mishandled in the country from the very beginning when political leaders rather than medical experts were brought in to lead the task force assigned to deal with it, according to Dr Tan Meng Wah, formerly from the Institute...

Netizens push back at New York Times’ “racist spin” on S’pore’s coronavirus management

Singapore—An American writer wrote a somewhat unflattering op-ed piece in the New York Times on Wednesday (May 20) about Covid-19 in Singapore. It didn’t take too long for Singaporeans to strike back. Megan K. Stack’s piece, entitled A Sudden Coronavirus Surge Brought Out Singapore’s Dark...

PSP tackles tough questions in “first of its kind” webinar

Singapore—On Thursday (May 21), the Progress Singapore Party (PSP) hosted the MeetPSP-West webinar, a two-hour-long online session where several party members discussed PSP’s plans and vision. The session also answered questions from netizens concerning Singapore’s management of the coronavirus crisis, the party’s recent resignations, and expulsions,...

Ending over-reliance on cheap foreign labour, a key issue in the rethinking of Singapore’s economic model

Singapore—In response to the announcement that Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat will be making a ministerial statement in Parliament on Tuesday (May 26) regarding further plans from the Government to extend assistance to businesses and individuals amid the coronavirus...

New Covid-19 patient reported to work at Bishan MRT even after becoming symptomatic

Singapore— A woman who is listed among the new coronavirus patients in the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) report for May 18 is said to have gone to work at Bishan MRT even after she showed symptoms of the infection. The MOH said that the 58-year-old...

Morning brief: Covid-19 update for May 19, 2020

As of 8 am, May 19, 2020: Worldwide: 4,758,937 cases, 316,277 deaths, 1,754,891 recoveries There are now 4,758,937 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. There have been 316,277 deaths. The United States has the highest number of cases, with 1,535,336 infections, followed by Russia (290,678) and Brazil (254,220). ...

Morning brief: Covid-19 update for May 18, 2020

As of 8 am, May 18, 2020: Worldwide: 4,687,320 cases, 313,127 deaths, 1,720,446 recoveries There are now 4,687,320 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. There have been 313,127 coronavirus-related deaths. The United States has the highest number of cases, with 1,515,026 infections, followed by Russia (281,752) and the...