Tag: Multi-Ministry Task Force

Public questions why after 4 months of testing, Covid-19 cases in foreign worker dormitories still in the 3-digits

Singapore – As Covid-19 confirmed cases continue to rise among foreign worker dormitories, members of the public question the efficiency of control measures being applied. The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 908 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday (August 5), the highest figure since May 1....

Crowds prompt tighter safe-distancing at parks, beaches and nightspots

Singapore -- Tighter measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19  have been implemented at various hot spots due to crowding, according to Mr Lawrence Wong, the Co-Chairman of the Multi-Ministry Task Force for Covid-19. Speaking at a press conference on Friday (July 24), Mr Wong reminded...

Covid-19 vaccine could be available in S’pore end of next year

Singapore -- A Covid-19 vaccine could be available in Singapore at the end of the next year. In a press conference held by the Multi-Ministry Task Force for Covid-19 on Friday (July 24), Mr Gan Kim Yong, who has since been reappointed Minister for Health,...

Crowds during election results put everyone at risk: Covid-19 task force co-chairman

Singapore  -- The co-chairman of the multi-ministry task force on Covid-19, Mr Lawrence Wong, replying to a media query on the large crowds that gathered to celebrate while the General Election results were being announced on July 10, urged everyone not to "abandon caution"...

S’pore must be prepared for a second wave of Covid-19 cases: Gan Kim Yong

Singapore -- The co-chairman of the multi-ministry task force on Covid-19, Mr Gan Kim Yong, said on Friday (July 17) that Singapore must be prepared for a second wave of Covid-19 cases but added that it was preventable if everyone played his part. During a...

Kenneth Mak on what transpired before the release of MOM advisories on foreign workers’ Covid-19 testing

Singapore – The Ministry of Health's (MOH) director of medical services Kenneth Mak gave his account surrounding the events that led to the Ministry of Manpower's (MOM) advisories to employers of foreign workers relating to Covid-19 testing. Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday (July...

Paul Tambyah calls correction notices an “inappropriate use of POFMA” and a “complete distraction”

Singapore – Opposition Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) chairman Dr Paul Tambyah deemed the correction notices issued by the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) to be "inappropriate and a complete distraction." Dr Tambyah was quoted saying during a National University of Singapore Society...

Lawrence Wong refutes Paul Tambyah’s remarks against Multi Ministry Taskforce saying he expected better of him

Singapore – National Development Minister Lawrence Wong denounced the allegations made by opposition Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) chairman Dr Paul Tambyah that the Multi Ministry Task Force for Covid-19 did not rely on medical experts' advice in handling the pandemic. Mr Wong confirmed during a...

Lee Hsien Yang suggests multi ministry task force be led by experts like Dr Tambyah instead of politicians

Singapore – Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s younger brother Lee Hsien Yang took to Facebook to comment that the Multi Ministry Task Force for Covid-19 should have been spearheaded by experts such as Dr Paul Tambyah instead of politicians. Mr Lee took to social media...

MTF Minister Wong on why riding a busy MRT and meeting friends are not the same thing

SINGAPORE – On June 8 (Mon), Minister for National Development and co-chair of the Multi-Ministry Taskforce Lawrence Wong, explained in a press conference why riding a busy MRT and meeting up with friends are simply not the same thing. Singapore entered into Phase One of...