TOTAL AMOUNT OF QUARANTINE ORDER ALLOWANCE DISTRIBUTED TO AFFECTED PERSONS SINCE 2 NOVEMBER 2021

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong asked the Minister for Health what is the total amount of Quarantine Order Allowance that has been distributed to affected persons since 2 November 2021. Mr Ong Ye Kung: Between 2 November 2021 and 30 April 2022, $19.35 million had been distributed to eligible applicants under the Quarantine Order Allowance (QOA) Scheme.  MinistryContinue reading “TOTAL AMOUNT OF QUARANTINE ORDER ALLOWANCE DISTRIBUTED TO AFFECTED PERSONS SINCE 2 NOVEMBER 2021”

FORMAT OF GOVERNMENT’S AFTER-ACTION REVIEW ON COVID-19 AND PLANS TO SHARE REVIEW FINDINGS OR RECOMMENDATIONS

14 Mr Pritam Singh asked the Prime Minister (a) what is the format of the Government’s after-action review (AAR) on COVID-19; and (b) whether it plans to share the AAR’s findings or recommendations with the public. The Minister for Finance (Mr Lawrence Wong) (for the Prime Minister): Mr Speaker, Sir, I am taking this question on behalf of theContinue reading “FORMAT OF GOVERNMENT’S AFTER-ACTION REVIEW ON COVID-19 AND PLANS TO SHARE REVIEW FINDINGS OR RECOMMENDATIONS”

EASING OF COVID-19 RULES AND IMPACT OF PANDEMIC ON PATIENT TREATMENT AND PUBLIC HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

Ms Sylvia Lim asked the Minister for Health (a) in light of the easing of the COVID-19 safe management measures,whether community mask-off events such as temple dinners where food is served will be allowed; and (b) if so, under what conditions. Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for Health given a 7% increase in the age-standardised death rate inContinue reading “EASING OF COVID-19 RULES AND IMPACT OF PANDEMIC ON PATIENT TREATMENT AND PUBLIC HEALTHCARE SYSTEM”

APPLICATION OF PREVIOUS BAN ON VISITORS TO PRESCHOOLS BY PARENTS AND PARENTS OF NEWLY-ENROLLED CHILDREN

Ms He Ting Ru asked the Minister for Social and Family Development whether the previous ban on visitors to preschools, including parents and parents of newly-enrolled children, still applies. The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social and Family Development (Mr Eric Chua) (for the Minister for Social and Family Development): Mr Speaker, in line with changes inContinue reading “APPLICATION OF PREVIOUS BAN ON VISITORS TO PRESCHOOLS BY PARENTS AND PARENTS OF NEWLY-ENROLLED CHILDREN”

ASSESSED IMPACT OF COVID-19 LOCKDOWN IN CHINA ON SUPPLY CHAINS AND MEASURES TO ENSURE ACCESSIBILITY OF ESSENTIAL GOODS AND SERVICES

6 Ms He Ting Ru asked the Minister for Trade and Industry (a) in view of the various lockdowns in China due to the latest COVID-19 outbreak, what is the assessed impact to supply chains and rising prices in Singapore; (b) which industries or goods and services have been or are anticipated to be most badly hit; andContinue reading “ASSESSED IMPACT OF COVID-19 LOCKDOWN IN CHINA ON SUPPLY CHAINS AND MEASURES TO ENSURE ACCESSIBILITY OF ESSENTIAL GOODS AND SERVICES”

DATA ON NUMBER OF REQUESTS TO DE-REGISTER FROM TRACETOGETHER PROGRAMME

Ms He Ting Ru asked the Prime Minister for each month in the last year, how many users have requested to be de-registered from the TraceTogether programme. Mrs Josephine Teo (for the Prime Minister): From January 2021 to April 2022, about 5,900 users or an average of 370 users per month were deregistered from the TraceTogether programmeContinue reading “DATA ON NUMBER OF REQUESTS TO DE-REGISTER FROM TRACETOGETHER PROGRAMME”

PLANS TO ALLOW REOPENING OF FAMILY KTVS AND EXPECTED SAFE MANAGEMENT MEASURES

Assoc Prof Jamus Jerome Lim asked the Minister for Trade and Industry given the recent streamlining of COVID-19 measures (a) what is the status of plans to allow the reopening of family KTVs; and (b) what are the expected safe management measures that will be applied. Mr Gan Kim Yong: The Ministry of Trade and Industry and MinistryContinue reading “PLANS TO ALLOW REOPENING OF FAMILY KTVS AND EXPECTED SAFE MANAGEMENT MEASURES”

PLANS TO ALLOW IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS TO VISIT COVID-19 PATIENTS FOR FINAL FAREWELL

Assoc Prof Jamus Jerome Lim asked the Minister for Health with the relaxation of the five-visitors-per-day rule, whether there are any plans to allow for special dispensation for immediate family members to visit COVID-19 patients for their final farewell. Mr Ong Ye Kung: COVID-19 infected patients who are critically ill are allowed visits by family members, but withContinue reading “PLANS TO ALLOW IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS TO VISIT COVID-19 PATIENTS FOR FINAL FAREWELL”

PLANS FOR RELAXATION OF VACCINATION-DIFFERENTIATED MEASURES AND USE OF TRACETOGETHER DATA

Assoc Prof Jamus Jerome Lim asked the Minister for Health in light of the move to living with COVID-19 as an endemic disease (a) what are the medium-term plans for the relaxation of vaccination-differentiated measures; and (b) whether COVID-19 positive status will be treated differently from other endemic diseases, such as influenza or pneumonia. Assoc Prof JamusContinue reading “PLANS FOR RELAXATION OF VACCINATION-DIFFERENTIATED MEASURES AND USE OF TRACETOGETHER DATA”

POSSIBILITY FOR VOLUNTARY SELECTION OF NUVAXOVID INSTEAD OF MRNA COVID-19 VACCINES

Assoc Prof Jamus Jerome Lim asked the Minister for Health in light of the approval of Novavax’s Nuvaxovid COVID-19 vaccine in Singapore for the national vaccination programme (a) whether there are any plans to allow for voluntary selection of Nuvaxovid as a vaccine, instead of mRNA vaccines; and (b) whether there are any plans to allow forContinue reading “POSSIBILITY FOR VOLUNTARY SELECTION OF NUVAXOVID INSTEAD OF MRNA COVID-19 VACCINES”