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As the world panics, can Singaporeans come together?

Even as the economic fallout from the coronavirus epidemic deepens, a severe toll could be exacted on individuals and society. And while the Government will roll out measures to help those in need, Singaporeans must play their part.

Yesterday in Parliament, members lauded those who went the extra mile - from National Centre for Infectious Diseases director of nursing Margaret Soon, who cancelled a family trip during the festive period, to residents supplying volunteers with food and drinks, and a former grassroots leader - a double amputee - who volunteered to distribute masks.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 04, 2020, with the headline 'As the world panics, can Singaporeans come together?'. Print Edition | Subscribe