Tag: Singapore’s response to COVID-19

S Iswaran on pandemic: We’ve made considerable progress because of tremendous sacrifice, hard work

Singapore—Minister for Communications and Information S Iswaran noted in a recent interview that the country has made “considerable progress” in fighting the virus, and...

PM Lee calls for a safe and steady transition to Phase 2

Singapore—As June 19 (Friday) approaches, (when Singapore enters Phase 2 of the lifting of circuit breaker restrictions), wherein more activities will be allowed, Prime...

SM Tharman: Amid Covid-19 fallout, “our first priority today is to save jobs”

Singapore — On Wednesday (June 17), Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies Tharman Shanmugaratnam tackled the challenges Singaporeans are facing together today,...

President Halimah Yacob green lights funding S$33 billion worth of coronavirus support packages

Singapore—On Tuesday (June 16) President Halimah Yacob gave the go-signal for funding coronavirus support packages worth a total of S$33 billion. Of this amount,...

Lawrence Wong: We will need to live with Covid-19 for a long time to...

Singapore — National Development Minister Lawrence Wong has emphasised that Singapore, and indeed the rest of the world, will need to live with the...

Lawrence Wong: For every symptomatic case in Singapore, there’s at least one asymptomatic case

Singapore — National Development Minister Lawrence Wong, who co-chairs the multi-ministry task force on Covid-19 with Health Minister Gan Kim Yong, has said that...

Lawrence Wong: Economy could fully reopen sooner than expected

Singapore — If no surge in Covid-19 cases occurs after circuit breaker restrictions begin to be lifted on June 2, the country's economy could...

Chua Beng Huat: Surveillance is a habit of our state, now becoming normalized due...

Singapore—Sociology Professor Chua Beng Huat warned that today’s exceptional conditions under the coronavirus pandemic may be becoming part of the norm, especially in terms...

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...

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...
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