Tag: Lawrence Wong

Singapore to continue with containment strategy in battle against Covid-19

Singapore has chosen to continue to use the strategy of containment in its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, saying that herd immunity is "too big a price for us to pay". At a press conference on Tuesday (May 12), Associate Professor Kenneth Mak, the Director...

Ministers defend Gov’t response to Covid-19 outbreak among migrant workers

Singapore—In parliament on Monday (May 4), Ministers Josephine Teo and Gan Kim Yong were quick to defend how the Government has responded to the outbreak of coronavirus cases among the country’s migrant workers when other members of parliament ask questions concerning the matter. Ms...

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

As of 9 am, April 18, 2020: World count There are now 2,224,426 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of cases, with 705,112 infections, followed by Spain (190,859) and Italy (172,431). There have been 153,177 deaths worldwide. The US, again, is on...

Food and drinks workers must wear masks from Monday, April 13

As Singapore increases efforts to stop the spread of Covid-19, workers in the food and drink preparation industry are required to wear masks as a precautionary measure, effective Monday (April 13). The country began with circuit breaker measures including temporarily closing non-essential businesses, having people...

Covid-19: Lawrence Wong says “drastic measures” like lockdown would not “eradicate the virus”

Singapore – Minister for National Development, Lawrence Wong, said that there is no “magic solution” to curbing the Covid-19 pandemic in Singapore and explained that all measures being implemented are for the long haul. Mr Wong, who is also the co-chair of the Multi-Ministry Taskforce...

Is PAP’s response to the Covid-19 crisis winning over millennials?

Singapore—The country’s millennials, like many young people in other nations, have been widely perceived to be disinterested in politics. However, the recent Covid-19 outbreak, along with how the Government has handled the tremendous health and economic issues stemming from it, has left some in...

While some sympathise with Lawrence Wong, others call his tears in Parliament ‘wayang’

Singapore—Speaking in Parliament on Wednesday (Mar 25), National Development Minister Lawrence Wong, who co-chairs the multi-ministry task force assigned to tackle the various issues stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic, could barely hold in his emotions as he endeavoured to express gratitude to those on...

Lawrence Wong appeals to Singaporeans to stay home as much as possible

Singaporeans should try to stay at home during this time. This was the appeal at a press conference on Tuesday (March 24) by National Development Minister Lawrence Wong, who chairs the multi-ministry task force on the Covid-19 crisis. He said: “Our key message to all...

Lawrence Wong: Some COVID-19 strategies will be kept on even after outbreak

SINGAPORE—National Development Minister Lawrence Wong said on Tuesday (Mar 24) that the strategies the government is implementing to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 are being introduced in tiers, and some may be kept on permanently, even after the outbreak is over. The minister-in-charge of the...

Lawrence Wong urges people to heed quarantine, travel advisories

Minister for National Development and Second Minister of Finance Lawrence Wong has posted on the increase in imported Covid-19 cases and called on the people to heed the quarantine and travel advisories. Mr Wong on Friday (March 20) discussed the sense of urgency required of...