The Workers’ Party on the Wuhan coronavirus (Wuhan virus)

The coronavirus outbreak is a new development that is serious and concerning. The Workers’ Party notes that the government has established a multi-ministry task force to consolidate efforts in containing the spread of the virus within Singapore, as well as overseas. We give the task force our full support during this trying period.

We urge all members of the public to stay vigilant and take necessary precautions to stay safe. This includes maintaining good personal hygiene practices, such as washing your hands frequently with soap, and avoiding crowded places. We also urge everyone to follow the advisories issued by the Ministry of Health. If you feel unwell, seek medical attention immediately.

We have to stay united, and heed instructions given by the various ministries, especially that from the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Manpower, and the Ministry of Education. Most importantly, we urge everyone to remain calm, and not to give in to fear mongering by speculating or spreading rumours online. If you have any doubts, please refer to official announcements or news from major news outlets.

Over the last few weeks, many individuals at the front-lines of our borders, hospitals, clinics, and so on, have worked tirelessly to ensure the safety of Singaporeans, and that operations run smoothly. The Workers’ Party thanks all of them for their efforts and sacrifices, and we stand behind them in this nation-wide effort to tackle the coronavirus.

Important links:

Ministry of Health’s Update on Wuhan Coronavirus
Ministry of Manpower’s statement on Precautionary Measures against Wuhan virus
Ministry of Education Press Release on Wuhan Coronavirus