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Covid19: Ho Ching Justifies Govt Mishandling of Covid By Saying that Other Countries Also Made Same Mistake

Mrs Prime Minister, we never put words in your mouth. You were the one who said that the government is "now paying a price for that call, bcos we underestimated the covid and used a sars lens". Then now you try to justify that mistake by saying that it's not only the 4G leadership who made the mistake but the whole world also. Madam, why can't the government admit they make mistake?

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Covid19: Straits Times Edited The Confirmed Coronavirus Cases For 17 April 2020

Covid19: Straits Times Edited The Confirmed Coronavirus Cases For 17 April 2020

On 17 April 2020 the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced 623 confirmed Covid19 cases in Singapore as of 12pm. This meant the total number of coronavirus cases was over 5,050. However the more interesting part was many netizens pointing out how Straits Times (ST) had edited its article. According to various screenshots, the same ST article had contradicting information about Singapore having 5,050 and also 5,573 confirmed cases.

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Covid19: Ho Ching Tells Sinkies to Stop Yelping Like A Spoilt Kid!

After admitting that the 4G leadership made mistakes in handling the Covid19 situation, she now turns her aim at Singaporeans to scold them for complaining about NTUC service fees for online delivery. Ho Ching still has the cheek to ask people who "wishes to have delivery for free, to please step up and volunteer to do delivery for the rest of us." She goes on to tell them to "stop yelping like a spoilt kid wanting more and more without putting in any effort to help others."

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Covid19: Ho Ching Says 4G Leadership Underestimated the Virus and Made Mistakes in Recalling Singaporeans Back

PM Lee Hsien Loong wife now ownself admit that the government made a mistake in recalling Singaporeans back home when they saw the numbers of infected people spiking overseas. This mistake was further compounded by the fact that the government allowed these returnees to go home with only stay home notices, meaning that those with the virus could potentially go on to infect other members of their households and the entire society at large.

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Is Singapore's Gold Standard Of Handling COVID-19 Outshone By Taiwan?

Will Singapore's Gold Standard Of Handling COVID-19 Be Outshone By Taiwan?

Singapore was previously hailed by Harvard researchers as having the "Gold Standard" in detecting new infections. However it looks like the gold may be losing its shine as daily cases have been rising since then. Many Singapore netizens have praised Taiwanese Ministers for doing a great job in controlling the infection. Some netizens also say they have a higher expectation for Singapore, especially when Taiwanese politicians are paid a fraction of their Singaporean counterparts.

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Ravi Philemon Exposes Hypocrisy Of Certain Politicians Doing Walkabouts During Circuit Breaker

Ravi Philemon Exposes Hypocrisy Of Certain Politicians Doing Walkabouts During Circuit Breaker

A PAP MP and potential candidate were recently seen attempting to score political points by doing walkabouts despite Circuit Breaker. However political veteran Ravi Philemon showed the hypocrisy of certain politicians in a recent Facebook post. Ravi Philemon featured a screenshot of a selfless community activist, who continued with charitable deeds in a discreet and caring manner. The screenshot revealed how community activists buy and drop off groceries at ungodly hours, just to avoid physical contact with the vulnerable.

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Singapore PM's Wife Ho Ching Strains Diplomatic Ties With Taiwan Over Masks Donation

Singapore PM's Wife Ho Ching Strains Diplomatic Ties With Taiwan Over Masks Donation

Ho Ching, the wife of Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, stirred controversy in response to the Taiwanese news article about the face masks being donated to Singapore. She simply wrote "Errrr..." on Facebook. Many Taiwanese netizens expressed their anger and unhappiness with Ho Ching's comment. Faced with such online backlash, keen-eyed netizens noticed that Ho Ching had quietly deleted this controversial Facebook post. There was no official word on why the post was removed.

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Will Data Collected By TraceTogether App Intrude Personal Privacy?

Will Data Collected By TraceTogether App Intrude Personal Privacy?

The Ministry of Health and GovTech recently launched an app TraceTogether to help with contact tracing for the COVID-19 pandemic happening in Singapore. In the event TraceTogether users test positive for COVID-19, they are legally obliged to share their data logs with contact tracers. There is uncertainty what the data logs look like. It is also worth noting that personal information can be extrapolated from anonymised data, by using other tracing methods such as CCTV footage and interviews.

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Friends Joke About Plans To Get COVID-19 To Avoid Booking Into SAF Camp

Friends Joke About Plans To Get COVID-19 To Avoid Booking Into SAF Camp

An anonymous netizen sent some Instagram stories which contained insensitive remarks made about COVID-19. Their plan was to get themselves quarantined, and allegedly avoid going back to camp throughout their isolation period. One of them about made insensitive remarks about contracting the virus from foreign workers housed in SAF make-shift dormitories.

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