Dear Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Mr Vivian:
As a permanent resident of Singapore, I personally experienced SARS in Singapore in 2003, experienced the closure of the Chinese New Year in 2020, paid attention to and understood the epidemic situation in countries around the world, and expressed understanding for Singapore ’s Buddhist management.
Since the outbreak of the Malaysian outbreak and the influx of Malaysian employees on March 18, Singapore has entered a special period. This includes the people of all countries around the world using Singapore as an inclusive safe haven, and the Singapore government has recalled expatriates. This is a special node.
If we cannot control it more effectively and timely at this time, Singapore will usher in an epidemic peak and cause an outbreak. I think Singapore should have school suspensions and community closures, and it is imperative and urgent.
The specific reasons are as follows: First, the Chinese region has obtained fruitful pioneer demonstrations in epidemic control and has shown its effectiveness. However, there are endless input cases and the risk of re-spreading from time to time. However, the Chinese people have developed a sense of national epidemic prevention.
Everyone has a psychological condition to prevent the spread of the epidemic. Therefore, China has a certain advantage in defeating the epidemic. Second, one or two months after the outbreak in China in East Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas, the outbreaks have erupted one after another, fully demonstrating that the outbreaks are regardless of nationality and ethnicity.
The weakness of the epidemic is the weakness of national security. As a result, the country’s economy and politics have been hit harder. Third, the Singaporeans ’inadequate self-awareness of security caused by the sufficient trust of the government, including the Singapore government ’s guidance to the public on Buddhism, also has side effects, and this side effect will put Singapore into a delayed crisis.
The crisis is even more terrible. It is not just the impact of a simple Chinese outbreak just two months ago, but a global crisis that is bewildering. Fourth, Singapore, like other countries in the world, does not have enough prevention and control equipment, mainly masks. Don’t tolerate, people with germs must first go through an unknowing stage.
Personal behavior includes chance and fear, and respect for the weak side of human nature in the battle for survival. At the same time, the spread of the crisis will exacerbate this problem. Fifth, the increase in infection data, no matter where it comes from, but it’s all around us.
During the short vacation of our students, our kindergarten children, the elderly in the community still walked in the community collectively, singing and dancing, completely ignored the existence of the epidemic, and provided a hotbed for the outbreak throughout the island.
As school holidays begin, the willingness to travel abroad still exists among some groups, including various churches, assemblies and gatherings, all misplaced to think that the epidemic will obey the government’s arrangements and will not patronize groups of less than 250 people.
The indifference of popular consciousness is another trigger for the outbreak. It is true that student suspension, community closure, and other methods of control will bring more problems, including the chain reaction of culture, economics, politics, etc., which will break the original order in Singapore, but the epidemic is a war.
In a life-and-death war, there is no full control of the epidemic. All other wishes will be mirages, and the entire society will enter another unforeseen collapse. At the moment when the world epidemic is spreading, I personally implore the government to attach importance to the epidemic, not just a procedure, but to adopt a kind of complete control without leaving any room, that is, the school is closed and the community is closed. Schools are closed and the community is closed.
In fact, it is to accurately convey the government’s thinking to the people, so that the people can establish a sense of responsibility for the security of the country. The epidemic is not only the responsibility of the government, but also the responsibility of the society. . I implore the Prime Minister and Mr. MPs to consider carefully!
Sincerely, I wish Singapore well-being and an early restoration of world order