PM Lee To Address Singaporeans on the COVID-19 Situation at 5pm

PM Lee To Address Singaporeans on the COVID-19 Situation at 5pm

The address will be aired on TV and on radio, as well as his Facebook page.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will address the nation to give an update on the COVID-19 situation, at on Tuesday afternoon (21 April) at 5pm.

“We are now two weeks into our circuit breaker. I will be giving an update on where we are now and what we need to do next,” Mr Lee said in a Facebook post.

“This is an uncertain and worrying time for many of us, especially with the large number of cases in the migrant worker dorms. Our teams have been working hard to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the dorms, and look after the well-being of our migrant workers,” Mr Lee added.

The address will be aired on TV and on radio, as well as his Facebook page.

PM Lee To Address Singaporeans on the COVID-19 Situation at 5pm

PM Lee To Address Singaporeans on 21 April, 5pm. | Image source: MCI / Lee Hsien Loong / Facebook

PM Lee To Address The Nation

“I urge everyone to persevere with the circuit breaker measures, and continue to help one another through this outbreak,” the Prime Minister added.

PM Lee To Address Singaporeans on the COVID-19 Situation at 5pm

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will address the public on 21 April at 5pm. | Image source: Lee Hsien Loong/Facebook

The Ministry of Health (MOH) preliminarily confirmed 1,111 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday afternoon, taking its total number of cases to 9,125. 

While the vast majority of the new cases announced are those involving foreign workers in dormitories, there are still some cases involving Singaporeans and permanent residents (PR). Of the new cases reported today, 20 are Singaporeans or PRs.

In addition, several coronavirus cases involving children have been reported in the past week. At least nine children, aged 1 to 13, were reported to have tested positive for COVID-19 since 16 April.

On Sunday (19 April), five children—aged between 1 to 12—are among the 596 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Singapore reported. Based on the summary of cases shared by the Ministry of Health (MOH), among the five coronavirus cases involving children, four are linked to the same family member who tested positive for the virus earlier. The other child is also a family member of another previously announced case.

 

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PM Lee To Address Singaporeans on the COVID-19 Situation at 5pm

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Nikki De Guzman

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