Prof Koh Hock Lye argues that we must aggressively maintain social distancing, self-isolation, enforced-isolation, and containment of infected and infective persons.
JCI President Prof. Woo calls for “emergency room economics” to be implemented while the MCO is in force, with aid given to those earning low incomes.
The recently announced initiatives do not address the burdens that poor families with children have to disproportionately shoulder due to Covid-19.
Economist Dr Yeah Kim Leng said it was inevitable for large social, political, religious and commercial gatherings and celebrations to be banned in an effort to combat the spread of the infection.