Gan Kim Yong; Parliament

Singapore’s Health Minister Gan Kim Yong announced that he has surrendered to the Wuhan virus outbreak by declaring that the virus is going to be “long term” and tells Singaporeans to live with it:

“We need to prepare to live with Covid-19 for a long time, and brace ourselves for significantly more new cases here as the number of those infected outside China continues to grow at alarming rates. Therefore, it is likely that this disease will stay with us for a long time.”

The world’s highest paid Health minister on a S$1.5 million salaries said he is going to remove borders control and let arrivals from infected areas to come into Singapore:

“As more countries face infections, it will become increasingly difficult to stop the virus at the borders, as we cannot ban visitors from every country and shut ourselves out from the world. But every outbreak is different. Even as we do our best to learn from each outbreak and prepare for the next, we must always expect the unexpected.”

The PAP minister said he is going to focus his attention on “fake news” criticising the government:

“To preserve the trust between the people and the Government, which is essential in the fight against Covid-19… it is crucial to counter and respond decisively to fake news to avoid diversion of our resources and prevent disruptions to our efforts.”