Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/mothershipsg Tan Tock Seng Hospital has cheered healthcare workers on with a public display of lights shone on its exterior. The building was lit up prominently with the words "We are stronger together, because we have each other". The display, available from July 22 to 26, is part of the #LightForSG movement that was launched last year to boost the morale of healthcare workers. Changi General Hospital lit up with similar encouraging messages in August last year as well. Commenting on the light-up in a Facebook post on Friday, July 23, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said these words "powerfully remind us that we have to unite and cooperate in order to overcome this pandemic as a nation". As Singapore enters another round of tighter restrictions under Phase Two (Heightened Alert), he urged the nation to "rely on one another for reassurance, companionship and support, to get through these trying ... » Learn More about Tan Tock Seng Hospital lights up facade with words of encouragement for healthcare workers
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When Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) was first announced, some called for a full-fledged Circuit Breaker. These were the ones who believed that the new restrictions were not much less restrictive than they had been in Apr. 2020. Quick recap: That was when the government ordered all non-essential businesses to shut down, restricted F&B outlets to providing takeaway and delivery only, and banned physical social gatherings altogether, as part of a nationwide "Circuit Breaker" to stop the spread of Covid-19. As it turned out, during Phase 2 (HA) from May 19, many activities that were off limits during the CB of 2020 — like shopping, swimming, and even gambling — were permitted, even though gatherings were limited to twos, and dining in was out of the question. Phase 2 (HA) might feel worse than Circuit Breaker Phase 2 (HA) then gave way to Phase 3 (HA), under which dining in eventually resumed in cautious groups of two, then five, before being scaled back to two. Which led ... » Learn More about Here’s why Phase 2 (HA) in 2021 might feel worse than Circuit Breaker in 2020
SINGAPORE: Singapore reported 16 new COVID-19 cases in the community as of noon on Monday (May 31), including three with no links to previous infections. Thirteen were linked to previous cases, with 11 already on quarantine and two detected through surveillance, said the Ministry of Health (MOH). There were also seven imported cases, all of whom were placed on stay-home notice upon arrival in Singapore. One Singaporean and three permanent residents who returned from India, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines are among the imported cases. Another three are work permit holders who arrived from Indonesia and Myanmar, of whom one is a foreign domestic worker. No new infections were reported in migrant workers' dormitories. In all, Singapore reported 23 new COVID-19 cases on Monday. WHITE SANDS PRIMARY SCHOOL EMPLOYEE AMONG UNLINKED CASES A 60-year-old Singaporean is among the three unlinked infections. The woman, who is fully vaccinated, works in an administrative ... » Learn More about 16 new COVID-19 community cases in Singapore, including White Sands Primary School employee and KTV lounge manager
As we know quite well, Goh Chok Tong is an artful politician. Even after retiring from Cabinet, the Emeritus Senior Minister continues to say things like they are, and often delivers the most pointed of lines in Parliamentary debates. Who can forget this, for instance, during the July Parliamentary debate over the Lee family saga: But we digress. We're here to tell you about the ongoing year-end discussions about our next Prime Minister and who it will be, which, as they're ongoing, have spilled over into this new year. Here's a quick rundown of what's been happening lately, in case you've not been following: 1. A Today article examined what we can expect this year The key points from the analysis here: The next PM will be appointed Deputy Prime Minister in the next cabinet reshuffle, which will happen very soon (early this year). There are three front-runners: Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat, Labour Chief Chan Chun Sing and Education Minister Ong Ye ... » Learn More about S’pore’s 2nd PM Goh Chok Tong artfully conveys 6-9 month deadline for PM Lee to pick next PM
Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/mothershipsg COMMENTARY: "I think that what the 3G, and certainly PM Lee Hsien Loong, has done is to make it clear that Singapore has a choice, that the PAP has several candidates that it wants to test out and to profile." In the week following the Cabinet reshuffle , many people have speculated what it means for Singapore's future Prime Minister position, particularly regarding potential frontrunners Chan Chun Sing, Ong Ye Kung, and Lawrence Wong. We spoke with Gillian Koh, deputy director of research at the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), in a Clubhouse session on Apr. 28 about what the new shifts mean for the future of the People's Action Party (PAP) and for Singaporeans. The commentary below is adapted from the insights that Koh shared in a more than an hour-long Clubhouse session with Mothership and other listeners. Adapted from Clubhouse session with Gillian Koh What ... » Learn More about Cabinet reshuffle shows that S’pore has multiple choices for next PM: Political analyst Gillian Koh
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced the Cabinet reshuffle on April 23, some nine months after his previous reshuffle in July 2020 following the general election. This comes two weeks after Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Heng Swee Keat announced that he will be stepping aside as the leader of 4G ministers. The reshuffle involves seven ministers switching portfolios and here's the complete list of Cabinet appointments at one glance: Prime Minister's Office Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat Senior Minister Teo Chee Hean Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam Ministers Indranee Rajah Maliki Osman Ministry of Communications and Information Minister: Josephine Teo [NEW] Senior Minister of State: Janil Puthucheary Minister of State: Tan Kiat How [NEW] Parl Sec: Rahayu Mahzam [NEW] Ministry of Culture, Community & Youth Minister: Edwin Tong Ministers of State: Low ... » Learn More about This is the full S’pore Cabinet after reshuffle on April 23
Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/mothershipsg Recently, the word "endemic" became a key buzzword in Singapore. At the end of May 2021, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he did not expect Covid-19 to disappear , but rather to become endemic, and "remain with humankind". Health minister Ong Ye Kung later echoed this view , stating that Covid-19 will likely become endemic, just like influenza. Multi-Ministry Taskforce co-chair Gan Kim Yong also said that Singapore will be able to lift "practically all social and workplace restrictions" when Covid-19 becomes endemic in Singapore. Basically, if you get a dollar for every time the word "endemic" has been in the news, you would get rich sooner rather than later. But what does it actually mean for Covid-19 to be endemic in Singapore? Pandemic vs endemic On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) officially declared Covid-19 a pandemic , after the virus spread to over ... » Learn More about Mothership Explains: What does it mean for Covid-19 to be endemic in S’pore?