PM Lee Hsien Loong to address nation on Covid-19 situation at noon

PM Lee will be speaking on the Covid-19 situation at 12pm on Oct 9, 2021. PHOTO: MCI

SINGAPORE - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will address the nation on Singapore's Covid-19 situation in a broadcast at noon on Saturday (Oct 9).

"I will be addressing Singaporeans on the Covid-19 situation and the path to a new normal," he said in a Facebook post on Friday.

"Please carry on as per normal - there is no need to rush out to stock up on items or dine out!" he added.

Watch his speech live on The Straits Times' website, Facebook page and YouTube channel. It will also be available on Mr Lee's Facebook page and broadcast on Mediacorp channels.

Singapore is now almost two weeks into the month-long stabilisation phase, which saw tighter restrictions put in place from Sept 27 to Oct 25 to slow the community spread of Covid-19 and buy time for the healthcare system and new protocols, such as the home recovery scheme, to stabilise.

Dining in and social gatherings were capped once more at two people, and working from home was made the default arrangement.

The ministerial task force on Covid-19 had said the measures would be reviewed and adjusted at the two-week mark, depending on the virus situation in the community.

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