January 27th, local time, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said after inspecting the COVID-19 vaccination work that the Year of the Ox is coming, but don’t be too excited after celebrating.
People should safely spend the Year with the right mentality, so that next year can usher in the Year of the Tiger.
Lee Hsien Loong stressed that during the Lunar New Year, like other festivals, people’s visiting relatives may cause “super spread” and inevitably bring certain risks.
He is worried that the number of local COVID-19 cases will rise as a result.
Lee Hsien Loong pointed out that if there are only one or two cases in Singapore, the spread of the virus can also be controlled through tracking, but if the number of confirmed cases continues to increase, it is likely to return to the state of March and April last year, and the spread of the virus needs to be stopped by taking blockade measures such as restrictive action.
Lee Hsien Loong appealed to Singapore residents to take a little restraint and celebrate the Spring Festival in a different way to make Singapore safer than risking it.