Parliamentary questions for 5 July 2021

The Singapore Parliament will sit at 1:30 pm on Monday, 5 July 2021, for the 14th Parliament.

*120 oral questions and 88 written question have been scheduled to be asked.

There will be a Ministerial Statement Minister for Finance:
Support Measures for Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) and Phase 3 (Heightened Alert).

At the commencement of Public Business, 3 Government Bill will be introduced:

  1. Minister for Home Affairs: Police Force (Amendment) Bill.
  2. Minister for Health: Dental Registration (Amendment) Bill.
  3. Minister for Social and Family Development: Child Development Co-Savings (Amendment) Bill.

ORDERS OF THE DAY:

  1. Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [Bill No. 11/2021] – (Minister for Social and Family Development) – Second Reading
  2. Registration of Births and Deaths Bill [Bill No. 13/2021] – (Second Minister for Home Affairs) – Second Reading

There will also be a Matter proposed to be raised on the Motion for the Adjournment (SO 2(8)(b)) Mr Raj Joshua Thomas (Nominated Member) :

  • Unending Project of Building Racial Harmony in Singapore. 

Below are the questions filed towards the various Ministers

Prime Minister

Mr Pritam Singh: To ask the Prime Minister whether the Government will commit to setting up a Commission of Inquiry to review its response to COVID19 and, if so, when will this inquiry take place.

Mr Chong Kee Hiong: To ask the Prime Minister (a) how does the extent of insurance coverage for persons with autism and mental health issues compare against that for the general population; (b) what are the main reasons for rejection or reduced insurance coverage purchases by this group; and (c) whether standardised risk assessment criteria can be implemented across all insurance companies for greater transparency.

Mr Ang Wei Neng: To ask the Prime Minister whether Singapore’s family friendly policies will be adjusted in view of the 2020 population census results, particularly in the areas of (i) promoting childbirth (ii) child and student care facilities and (iii) child friendly workplace policies.

Prof Hoon Hian Teck: To ask the Prime Minister whether there is any revision to two projections contained in the Population White Paper published in January 2013, namely (i) at current birth rates and without immigration, our citizen population will shrink from 2025 onwards and (ii) the number of citizens in the working ages of 20 to 64 years will decline from 2020 due to more citizens retiring and fewer citizens entering the workforce.

Ms Mariam Jaafar: To ask the Prime Minister what is the impact of the G7 agreement on a global minimum tax rate of 15% on Singapore’s status as a financial centre in general and, in particular, on emerging fields such as fintech and green finance.

Mr Pritam Singh: To ask the Prime Minister whether the Government will make public and publish in full its 2018 review of the 2013 Population White Paper.

Ms Raeesah Khan: To ask the Prime Minister (a) what are the formal processes in the Civil Service to (i) manage incidents of discrimination along racial, religious, and gender lines (ii) review policies, practices and institutions that result in differential treatment or discrimination by race, religion and gender and (iii) improve the current situation on such issues; and (b) whether the Civil Service will report on such issues on a regular basis to Parliament.

Minister for Transport

Mr Leon Perera: To ask the Minister for Transport (a) whether there were pandemic plans at Changi Airport before May 2021; (b) whether these required passenger and staff segregations based on risk assessments of countries; (c) what were the considerations for the mingling of (i) arriving passengers from high-risk and low-risk regions before 15 May (ii) arriving and departing passengers before 13 June and (iii) staff exposed to different risks; (d) how does CAAS classify countries as “very high risk” and “high risk” with arrivals from the former being separately escorted; and (e) whether an inquiry has been made for such decisions.

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong: To ask the Minister for Transport in respect of flights from high-risk COVID-19 countries (a) whether the Government will consider setting up a separate stand-alone facility away from the airport terminal buildings for immigration and customs clearance of arriving passengers; and (b) whether transit passengers from such flights can be sent from such facility to their departing aircraft at a remote bay thus avoiding any sharing of the use of the terminal buildings with other passengers arriving from or departing for other countries.

Ms Yeo Wan Ling: To ask the Minister for Transport (a) what are the additional duties or responsibilities that airport workers have had to assume since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic that allow them to keep Singapore
and Singaporeans safe for more than 16 months before the Delta variant came about and since the more transmissive Delta variant arose; and (b) how are the Government and aviation companies supporting frontline airport staff especially when these staff have had to adjust to enhanced measures at Changi Airport.

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song: To ask the Minister for Transport (a) whether travellers arriving into Singapore at all air, land and sea entry points who have yet to receive their COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction test results are
permitted to take modes of transport where they will be within two metres of drivers or other passengers; (b) if so, whether this practice risks community transmission of imported infections; and (c) whether these passengers can instead be provided dedicated transport to a Stay-Home Notice dedicated facility with drivers wearing appropriate personal protective equipment.

Mr Ang Wei Neng: To ask the Minister for Transport (a) whether he can provide an update on the recognition of health passports issued by the International Air Transport Association and individual countries; and (b) how can the Singapore Government verify the authenticity of the Immunity Health Passport issued by the respective countries with regard to personal immunisation records and COVID-19 test results.

Mr Muhamad Faisal Abdul Manap: To ask the Minister for Transport in view of the recent all-time high COE price for motorcycles (a) whether there are plans to mitigate the situation; and (b) whether there will be any review of the current motorcycle COE system so as to better regulate the COE prices.

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong: To ask the Minister for Transport with regard to the acquisition of 68-74 Thomson Road (a) whether the acquisition happened without any prior consultation with the current owners of the residential units; and (b) what is the expected use of the land after the construction of the NorthSouth Corridor.

Mr Melvin Yong Yik Chye: To ask the Minister for Transport with regard to the safety of workers being transported on lorries (a) whether the Ministry has studied the proposal to install speed limiters on such lorries; and (b) whether there are any plans to implement such speed limiters on lorries used to transport workers.

Miss Rachel Ong: To ask the Minister for Transport (a) what are the plans in place to reskill and upskill staff of small and medium sized automotive repair shops to handle and repair electric vehicles in the coming years; (b)
whether the Government will provide support for the infrastructure upgrades in these shops that are needed for the repair and maintenance of electric vehicles; and (c) if so, what kind of support it will entail.

Ms Ng Ling Ling: To ask the Minister for Transport whether the Ministry can provide some level of income assurance should taxi or private-hire vehicle drivers get infected with COVID-19 during their course of ferrying
frontline workers so as to cover their loss of income during their recovery and quarantine period.

Mr Zhulkarnain Abdul Rahim: To ask the Minister for Transport (a) what are the steps taken to segregate persons arriving in flights from countries with a higher risk of COVID-19 transmission; and (b) what other mitigating measures are undertaken at the airport or various points of entry to Singapore, to reduce the risk of transmission to others.

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong: To ask the Minister for Transport between 1 March 2021 and 15 May 2021 (a) what is the number of passengers who have flown from India to Singapore who are neither citizens nor permanent residents of Singapore; (b) what immigration passes have they been issued with on arrival; and (c) what are the numbers for each category of these passes.

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong: To ask the Minister for Transport between 1 March 2021 and 15 May 2021, what is the number of passengers who flew from India and arrived in Changi Airport as transit passengers en route to a further destination.

Mr Raj Joshua Thomas: To ask the Minister for Transport (a) to date, what are the numbers of (i) unmanned aircrafts (UAs) that have been registered (ii) persons who have obtained a UA Basic Training Certificate and (iii) persons who have obtained a UA Pilot Licence; and (b) whether the Ministry can provide some examples of the commercial usage of UAs for which licences have been granted.

Dr Tan Wu Meng: To ask the Minister for Transport (a) to date, how many taxi and private-hire vehicle drivers have been diagnosed with COVID-19; (b) in how many instances are their household members infected too; (c) what is their median and 90th percentile duration away from work and income loss as a result respectively; and (d) what income and welfare support has been provided to help affected drivers in need.

Mr Leong Mun Wai: To ask the Minister for Transport (a) what is the change in the size of the taxi fleet from 2010 to 2020; and (b) whether pointto-point service operators should provide a booking hotline for residents who are unable or do not know how to use the smartphone booking applications.

Ms Raeesah Khan: To ask the Minister for Transport whether the Ministry will consider (i) working with transport operators to introduce more ondemand, metered services for users of motorised and high-back wheelchairs who currently have limited options for affordable and on-demand point-topoint transport and (ii) encouraging operators, through subsidies or otherwise, to acquire vehicles which are able to accommodate larger motorised and high-back wheelchairs.

Minister for National Development

Miss Cheryl Chan Wei Ling: To ask the Minister for National Development (a) whether the Ethnic Integration Policy is still necessary in today’s context; and (b) if so, what steps are taken to assist minority sellers who may have difficulty in selling their HDB flats.

Mr Chong Kee Hiong: To ask the Minister for National Development in view of the increasing number of inter-racial marriages and the changing profile of our households, whether the Ministry will consider (i) reviewing the Ethnic Integration Policy (EIP) and (ii) adjusting EIP proportions for blocks and neighbourhoods.

Ms Nadia Ahmad Samdin: To ask the Minister for National Development with regard to Project [email protected] which helps Malay families in public rental flats to achieve home ownership, how will these efforts (i) complement existing efforts by HDB’s Home Ownership Support Team (HST) to avoid duplication and (ii) be resourced to achieve intended outcomes of integrating assets towards enhancing home ownership of the Malay-Muslim community.

Mr Liang Eng Hwa: To ask the Minister for National Development given the current severe challenges faced by the construction industry (a) whether HDB will be able to build enough BTO flats to meet the demand of home buyers; and (b) whether HDB will assist first-time home buyers with affordable alternative options

Mr Chong Kee Hiong: To ask the Minister for National Development with regard to applicants who have to forgo their BTO flats due to further construction delays arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, whether the Ministry will consider providing (i) higher one-off housing grants for those who want to switch to resale flats in view of the rising prices and (ii) shortterm rental financial assistance for those renting apartments especially for young couples starting their families.

Miss Cheryl Chan Wei Ling: To ask the Minister for National Development whether HDB will allow buyers of BTO flats whose housing needs have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to cancel their booked BTO flats without forfeiture on the condition that they purchase resale flats as replacement flats.

Mr Seah Kian Peng: To ask the Minister for National Development whether the Ministry will review its policy and consider allocating a bigger proportion of BTO HDB flats for first-time home buyers in light of current delays to all BTO projects and longer waiting time for prospective homeowners.

Mr Desmond Choo: To ask the Minister for National Development (a) what alternatives can the Ministry offer to successful BTO applicants affected by construction completion delays when they approach HDB for assistance; and (b) whether the Ministry can consider reducing the penalty for affected BTO applicants who wish to cancel their applications.

Mr Lim Biow Chuan: To ask the Minister for National Development (a) how many HDB rental flats are currently not occupied; and (b) whether HDB can allow the buyers of BTO flats that were delayed to rent these flats on a temporary basis.

Mr Sharael Taha: To ask the Minister for National Development following the announcement on 7 June 2021 on wage increases for cleaners under the Progressive Wage Model, whether the Ministry will consider increasing the subvention grant to Town Councils.

Mr Edward Chia Bing Hui: To ask the Minister for National Development (a) whether there is a trend of increasing Cash-Over-Valuation (COV) for resale HDB flats; (b) if so, what are the reasons for the increasing trend; and (c) what has been the rate of increase in the past one year.

Mr Leon Perera: To ask the Minister for National Development over the past 10 years, what is the number of developments that have been stopped as a result of findings from (i) environmental impact assessments and (ii) built heritage evaluations by URA.

Ms Poh Li San: To ask the Minister for National Development whether HDB will consider (i) building bigger format BTOs and communal working spaces within HDB estates to facilitate work from home in the new normal and (ii) converting industrial and commercial areas of low utilisation into parkland and recreational spaces.

Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for National Development whether more species of marine invertebrates such as horseshoe crabs can be included as protected wildlife species under the Wildlife Act.

Ms Nadia Ahmad Samdin: To ask the Minister for National Development (a) what are the measures in place to prevent cat abuse cases; and (b) whether there are plans to enhance coordination between agencies to investigate such cases when they occur.

Mr Christopher de Souza: To ask the Minister for National Development whether the Ministry can work alongside animal shelters to allow potential pet owners to interact with animals put up for adoption so as to counteract misconceptions and stigma against adopted pets.

Mr Gan Thiam Poh: To ask the Minister for National Development whether guidelines on the types and installation of CCTVs including pinhole CCTVs at the main door of residents’ homes can be standardised and published.

Mr Gan Thiam Poh: To ask the Minister for National Development (a) in the past two years, what is the number of residents’ complaints of illegal parking and obstruction by delivery drivers at HDB estates; and (b) whether
delivery bays can be provided for HDB flats that have no immediate motorbike parking facility to meet the delivery drivers’ and residents’ needs.

Miss Cheryl Chan Wei Ling: To ask the Minister for National Development whether HDB will allow the flat’s resale levy to be rolled into the purchase price of flats, for buyers who have been financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and are now unable to afford the upfront cash payment.

Minister for Foreign Affairs

No questions filed.

Minister for Communications and Information

Mr Ang Wei Neng: To ask the Minister for Communications and Information how is Singapore preparing to guard against severe ransom attacks by hackers in light of the high-profile ransom attacks in North America and other parts of the world.

Miss Rachel Ong: To ask the Minister for Communications and Information since the launch of the Hawkers Go Digital progamme till now, what is the percentage of hawkers aged 60 years and above who have registered for the programme.

Minister for Home Affairs

Mr Saktiandi Supaat: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs (a) what are the safety fire considerations for lift users when a non-compliant bike or e-bike is brought into a lift; (b) whether there has been a thorough investigation of the recent fatal incident due to a personal mobility device that caught fire in a lift; (c) if so, whether the cause for the combustion has been identified; and (d) how can this be addressed to prevent similar incidents.

Mr Desmond Choo: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs in view of the recent mass gatherings of alleged secret society members during funerals and processions (a) what are the enforcement actions taken against gatherings of secret society members; (b) whether there is a trend of proliferation of such secret societies; and (c) what are the immediate and longer term measures taken against secret societies and organised crime.

Mr Murali Pillai: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs with regard to online and phone scams reported in each of the past three years (a) how many were perpetrated against Singapore-based victims by persons situated overseas; (b) what is the financial loss suffered by these victims; (c) how many of these cases were prosecuted, either in Singapore or overseas; and (d) given the difficulties associated with investigating such crime, what is the Police’s strategy to protect Singapore residents from online or phone scams originating from overseas.

Mr Pritam Singh: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs (a) what is the numerical breakdown by nationality of Singapore’s permanent resident (PR) pool from each of the top 20 countries and further sub-divided by gender; and (b) of these top 20 nationalities, how many individuals have remained as PRs for the last 10 and 20 years respectively and have not applied for citizenship at least once.

Mr Christopher de Souza: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs what measures are put in place to prevent the drug fentanyl from entering Singapore given its lethal nature and increasing prevalence in South-East Asia.

Mr Murali Pillai: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs whether the Singapore Police Force may be minded to provide assistance to persons wanting to locate their long-lost adult family members.

Mr Seah Kian Peng: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs (a) what is the number of racially charged incidents reported to the Police over the past five years; and (b) what is the Government’s assessment of Singaporeans’ readiness to navigate an increasingly polarised society.

Dr Tan Yia Swam: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs over the past three years, whether there is an increasing trend in the number of police reports on (i) road rage incidents (ii) neighbour disputes (iii) verbal assault (iv) physical assault and (v) nudity or indecent exposure in public.

Ms Ng Ling Ling: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs (a) how is the Singapore Police Force building digital investigation capabilities for investigating online scams and digital fraud; and (b) how long does it take on average to solve each case.

Ms Nadia Ahmad Samdin: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs (a) what is the number of prison inmates who have sought help for, or were diagnosed as having, mental health issues in 2020; and (b) how has follow-up case work by the Forensic Psychiatry Community Service and care teams of the Institute of Mental Health for released offenders been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mr Melvin Yong Yik Chye: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs (a) what are the rules of engagement when the Traffic Police spots a lorry travelling at a speed higher than 60km/h; (b) how many of such speeding cases have been detected over the past five years; and (c) of these cases, how many are stopped by Traffic Police officers and how many are caught through submissions of dashcam footages.

Mr Lim Biow Chuan: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs (a) whether the Ministry is aware of companies claiming to be able to improve the chances of securing permanent residence in Singapore; and (b) whether such claims run contrary to public policy regarding immigration policies.

Ms Raeesah Khan: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs in light of Singapore’s ratification of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (a) whether existing laws against racist hate speech are consistent with paragraph 20 of the General Recommendation No. 35 of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination that measures to monitor and combat racist speech should not be used as a pretext to curtail expressions of protest at injustice, social discontent or opposition; and (b) what legislative and jurisprudential safeguards are in place to ensure that Singapore complies with this recommendation.

Mr Muhamad Faisal Abdul Manap: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs between 2017 and 2020 (a) what is the number of reports made by victims of sexual assault, the breakdown by race, and the number of cases in which the perpetrators are family members and relatives; and (b) how many individuals have been arrested and charged for (i) sexual assault and (ii) statutory rape.

Minister for Health

Mr Cheng Hsing Yao: To ask the Minister for Health in view of COVID-19 becoming endemic (a) what will be the future threshold for imposing nationwide restrictions such as another Phase 2 (Heightened Alert); and (b) what must Singapore do to mentally prepare for life in this new normal.

Ms Foo Mee Har: To ask the Minister for Health (a) what changes to safe management measures can the public expect when the COVID-19 situation transitions from ‘pandemic’ to ‘endemic’ status, particularly in healthcare, community, business and travel sectors; and (b) what are the criteria that will indicate such a transition.

Ms He Ting Ru: To ask the Minister for Health (a) whether the Multi-Ministry Task Force will make public the full set of metrics and circumstances that will trigger movements between each phase of the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions; (b) what are the public health benchmarks for moving between the pandemic control phases; and (c) whether there will be a fixed phase system for restriction levels in the future.

Mr Leong Mun Wai: To ask the Minister for Health how does the Government intend to follow through on its promise to wind down the TraceTogether data collection programme in light of its announcement that the COVID-19 virus is expected to become endemic.

Dr Lim Wee Kiak: To ask the Minister for Health (a) what is the Ministry doing to speed up the COVID-19 vaccination programme; (b) whether the supply of vaccines is a limiting factor; and (c) whether the Ministry will consider prioritising just the first injection, like in the UK and Canada, to accommodate more sign-ups in an effort to reduce infection rates.

Mr Murali Pillai: To ask the Minister for Health (a) whether his Ministry is minded to extend the COVID-19 vaccination programme to include prison inmates under the custody of the Singapore Prison Service; and (b) if so, what are the details of this plan.

Mr Zhulkarnain Abdul Rahim: To ask the Minister for Health given that various pharmaceutical companies are actively carrying out studies on the feasibility of vaccines against COVID-19 that are suitable for children aged 12 years and below, what are the steps taken by the Multi-Ministry Taskforce to ensure that Singapore secures and administers such vaccines once made available.

Mr Zhulkarnain Abdul Rahim: To ask the Minister for Health given that there is currently no provision for children below the age of 12 to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, how is the Multi-Ministry Taskforce intending to address the B.1.617 strain of infection given some scientific suggestion that it adversely affects children more than adults.

Ms Janet Ang: To ask the Minister for Health (a) what is the vaccination plan for workers who have no option to work from home such as retail and delivery staff who need to be on the shop floor or at the frontline; and (b) whether they can be prioritised for the COVID-19 vaccination regardless of their age groups.

Ms Hany Soh: To ask the Minister for Health whether the Ministry can provide walk-in vaccination services for delivery workers so that these personnel who have tight busy schedules can continue to make deliveries promptly and safely.

Ms Sylvia Lim: To ask the Minister for Health whether he can elaborate on the COVID-19 vaccine supply constraints that limit Singapore’s national COVID-19 vaccination roll-out.

Miss Cheryl Chan Wei Ling: To ask the Minister for Health (a) what is the Ministry’s plan to encourage the public to adopt usage of DIY COVID-19 test kits; (b) how will the Ministry ensure that those with indicative positive test results will voluntarily inform doctors for further testing; and (c) whether frontline workers can be provided with financial support to procure the kits when the current testing regimes are no longer in place

Ms Carrie Tan: To ask the Minister for Health (a) whether the Ministry has data on how many Singaporeans are full-time caregivers to persons who suffer from permanent moderate disability, and (b) if so, how many of them have household incomes that fall within the bottom 20th percentile household income group (after transfers).

Ms Joan Pereira: To ask the Minister for Health whether the Ministry will consider allowing senior citizens aged 60 years and above to claim reimbursement for taking COVID-19 vaccines approved for emergency use by the World Health Organization.

Mr Yip Hon Weng: To ask the Minister for Health (a) why did the Government allow the Sinovac vaccine to be used in Singapore under the Special Access Route even when the Government has not finished its evaluation of the quality, safety and efficacy of the Sinovac vaccine; and (b) what assistance is available for needy patients who suffer severe complications from Sinovac but do not have coverage under Integrated Shield Plans.

Dr Lim Wee Kiak: To ask the Minister for Health (a) whether the Government anticipates an upward trend in the number of the elderly with mobility issues; (b) how will the Government adjust future policy decisions so that the elderly who live alone will have convenient access to support; and (c) whether the Government will also look into promoting preventive healthcare measures to prevent or slow down the onset of mobility issues.

Dr Lim Wee Kiak: To ask the Minister for Health (a) how is the Government strategising to cope with the new demographic challenges of an aging population; and (b) how will this impact healthcare policies, particularly for the elderly.

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song: To ask the Minister for Health (a) whether predeparture polymerase chain reaction tests (PDT) can be made mandatory for all individuals of all ages arriving in Singapore from higher-risk countries/regions via air, land and sea entry checkpoints; and (b) how does the Ministry ensure that individuals exempted from PDTs are isolated from the community until they receive negative polymerase chain reaction test results.

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song: To ask the Minister for Health (a) whether, prior to 15 March 2021, the COVID-19 Multi-Ministry Task Force has been receiving reports from Singapore’s diplomatic and consular missions in India and other parts of South Asia regarding the surge in COVID-19 cases in that region since February 2021; and (b) what measures are currently in place for Singapore’s overseas missions and intelligence operatives around the world to provide early warnings of impending health concerns that may impact Singapore.

Mr Gan Thiam Poh: To ask the Minister for Health in light of the latest rise in number of COVID-19 cases in Singapore and notwithstanding the ongoing discussions for mutual recognition of vaccine certification with other countries, whether the Government will re-consider imposing a pre-condition for visitors to be vaccinated prior to their arrival in Singapore.

Ms Joan Pereira: To ask the Minister for Health (a) whether more SafeEntry Gateway device stations and TraceTogether QR codes can be installed at more entry points of venues to facilitate check-ins; and (b) what measures are in place to encourage shoppers to wet markets to bring along their TraceTogether tokens or turn on their TraceTogether phone apps.

Dr Tan Yia Swam: To ask the Minister for Health (a) to date, what is the number of children and vulnerable adults who have been subjected to a deep nasal swab; (b) whether there are any known reports of adverse outcomes or lasting psychological effects during the deep nasal swabs; and (c) of the people subjected to a deep nasal swab, whether the Ministry has done any survey of any lasting side effects, both physical and mental.

Dr Tan Yia Swam: To ask the Minister for Health (a) whether the Ministry has conducted any cost-benefit analysis of the role of deep nasal swabs of all contacts once a positive case is identified; (b) whether the cost of the swab tests and potential harm to individuals receiving the swab tests are evaluated; and (c) what is the ratio of the number of cases picked up in comparison to the number of close contacts swabbed in the recent mass swabbing exercises.

Ms Joan Pereira: To ask the Minister for Health how can the Ministry conduct contact tracing on persons who opt out of TraceTogether and who are later found to have exposed themselves and others to the risk of contracting COVID-19.

Dr Tan Wu Meng: To ask the Minister for Health (a) what is the median and 90th percentile turnaround time to obtain a virus whole genome sequencing (WGS) result from the time a patient’s COVID-19 test is reported as positive; (b) to date, how many COVID-19 cases have case cluster linkages established through WGS assista