Lee Hsien Loong; Screenshot

In response to the rapid increase in infected, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong claimed that the Wuhan virus is “not dangerous” and those who are showing symptoms should just rest at home and not go to the hospitals:

“Although the virus is similar to Sars, there are two important differences, he said. The coronavirus is more infectious and harder to stop from spreading. But it is also much less dangerous than Sars… Those who have only mild symptoms should see a General Practitioner (GP) and rest at home, instead of going to the hospital. Hospitals can then focus on the most vulnerable groups – children, the elderly, and those with medical complications.”

Lee Hsien Loong also gave a fake news claiming the death rate is 0.02%, when it is 2.2%:

“With the new virus, outside of Hubei province, the mortality rate is so far only 0.2 per cent. In comparison, seasonal influenza has a death rate of 0.1 per cent. So in terms of mortality, the new virus is much closer to influenza than SARS.”

Delivering a speech on his chair, the corrupted dictator with the world’s highest salaries said he is in control of the situation:

“However, in spite of the increased spread, the situation is still considered to be under control. So there is no need to panic. We are not locking down the city or confining everybody to stay at home. We have ample supplies, so there is no need to stock up with instant noodles, tinned food, or toilet paper, as some people did yesterday.”

Lee Hsien Loong, a former army general, also claimed that even if one is infected by the virus, the person will “remain well”:

“I am confident of the medical outcome of the outbreak. Most Singaporeans should remain well, and of those who get ill most should expect to recover.”