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Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong addresses nation on COVID-19 situation (3rd April 2020)

singapore pm lee hsien loong addresses nation on covid 19 situation 3rd april 2020

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Summary of Address

  • Government will change stance of discouraging wearing of face masks. Masks do prevent spread of virus. Reusable masks will be distributed to households.
  • Schools to close from 7th April 2020. Childcare centers to provide limited services for parents who need to work.
  • Most workplaces (non essential services) to be closed 8th April 2020.
  • Work from home to be enforced.
  • Daily tasks such as buying necessities to be spread out across week days.
  • Gatherings are to be limited.
  • Video calls & online communication is advised.
  • Essential services will continue.
  • Food supply is sufficient to last.
  • DPM Heng Swee Kiat will announce additional support for businesses.
  • Measures are expected to last 1 month.

Summary of Task Force Press Conference

  • Just stay at home. – Minister Lawrence Wong
  • Rise in cases need immediate action to control – Minister Gan Kim Yong
  • Masks are encouraged. However, surgical masks are to be prioritized for frontline personnel. Reusable masks are advised for general public. – Assoc Professor Kenneth Mak
  • School to close is a necessity as clusters are forming in schools. – Minister Ong Ye Kung

Transcripts / PDFs

MOE: School Closure & Full Home Based Learning

MOM: Additional Safe Distancing Measures At Workplace

Financial Services Remain Open and Available

SAF: More Stringent Measures to Defend Singapore

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