Workers’ Party has announced that its Members of Parliaments have decided to to postpone all Meet-the-People sessions until further notice in light of the new community measures and restrictions announced by the Multi-Ministerial Taskforce on Friday (14 May), and separately, the discovery of more unlinked cases in the community.
The party in its media statement, seeks its residents’ understanding and request that they email or get in touch with the MPs at their public contact numbers who will do their best to assist the residents.
The party currently runs Aljunied GRC, Sengkang GRC and Hougang SMC.
“We ask that you and your family and friends adhere strictly to the new measures that have been announced. Together, and with everyone’s co-operation, we will get through this period as one united people.” said the party.
Stricter measures announced in light of persistent pattern of local unlinked community cases
The stricter measures on COVID-19 social distancing that have been announced, which will take effect from Sunday (16 May) till 13 June 2021.
These measures include limiting group size from five to two, and ceasing option to dine-in at F&B outlets.
Work from home arrangement will also be default.
Additionally, each household can only receive two distinct visitors per day.
Meanwhile, wedding receptions will not be allowed other than solemnisations, and the cap for attendees at funerals will be reduced to 20 to all days.
More details can be found in the Ministry of Health (MOH)’s press release.
Speaking at a virtual press conference, Education Minister Lawrence Wong noted that the stricter measures are needed because many members of the public would have visited Changi Airport in the last few weeks, with some subsequently becoming infected.
Echoing the similar sentiment, the MOH said in its press release that “a pattern of local unlinked community cases has emerged and is persisting”.
“This is worrying as it suggests that there may be unknown cases in the community with possible ongoing community transmission and that our earlier and ongoing measures to break the chains of transmissions may be insufficient,” the Ministry wrote.
“We need to act decisively to contain these risks as any one leak could result in an uncontrolled resurgence of cases. Hence we will move to impose targeted restrictions on higher risk settings such as those where there is a high density of people who are unmasked for prolonged periods.”