The world’s best country to live in during a pandemic just saw 344 new cases today, bringing the total to 3,252 infections – closing on Malaysia’s 4,987 and far surpassing Hong Kong’s 1,013.
PAP Ministers Gan Kim Yong, Lawrence Wong and Josephine Teo panicked at the media conference, imposing another new law overnight, demanding that everyone must wear a mask or be instantly fined S$300 with zero warning. Singapore Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong said:
“It is mandatory, with immediate effect, for everyone to wear a mask when they step out as part of stricter measures to curb the further spread of the coronavirus. Those who do not, risk a $300 fine for first-time offenders.”
Minister Lawrence Wong also confessed that the government has too lax a list for what constitutes “essential service”. He said he will reduce the list but he needs more time:
“The government is also seeking to reduce the number of services considered essential. About 20 per cent of Singapore’s workforce, including foreign workers, are continuing to work under essential services. We will now proceed to look at the list of companies classified as essential services and tighten this list further, with the objective of further minimising movement and keeping people at home. Details will be announced when finalised. We will trim it down as much as we can.”