Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was speaking during a PAP Convention earlier today (28 November) about the new Omicron variant of Covid-19, saying that the government is tracking the situation very closely.
May be forced to take a few steps back
He cautioned: “We’re not sure yet, but we may well be forced to take a few steps back before we can take more steps forward.”
He also added that he is confident we will find a way to live with the virus and transition to an endemic state.
PM Lee thanked healthcare workers and those in the frontlines for working tirelessly and keeping the country safe, as well as being thankful for how the people in Singapore have remained united and worked closely with the government.
Every crisis is a test of trust
PM Lee noted that people look to the government during crises and said that “every crisis is a test of trust”.
He added in his speech that for 60 years, they’ve had a functioning and good PAP government that will never give up in a crisis and that they won’t buckle and will always have the people’s back.
He also said that our vaccination programme is successful because of the trust in the government and healthcare system – Singapore holds one of the highest vaccination rates globally.