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We hope that if we do it carefully and do it right, the number, even as it goes up, it will continue to go up slowly, and it will continue to remain under control and we will be able to step up our contact tracing, our quarantine efforts to minimise the risk of transmission in the community, and minimise the risk of large clusters being formed.

Singapore Health Minister Gan Kim Yong on plans to eventually lift circuit breaker measures

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Singapore Number of COVID-19 community cases 'likely' to go up as circuit breaker measures are eased: Gan Kim Yong
Do not drag the country again into political uncertainty when the citizens are already facing various problems and a difficult future due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Malaysian King Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah

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Asia Don't create another round of political turmoil, says Malaysian king in parliament opening address
This virus is really … one of the hardest viruses I can see, in terms of how this virus can easily move around the human population ... Just be ready that it will be with us for a long time.

Professor Leo Yee Sin, executive director of Singapore’s National Centre for Infectious Diseases

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Singapore COVID-19 could be with us for a long time, but it can be contained: Head of NCID
With a lot of shop closures, it's quite difficult to (create a) mind map in my head. I tend to slow down because ... I have to make sure that I'm going on the right track.

Bernard Chew, who is visually impaired, on navigating routes during the COVID-19 pandemic

The SAVH helped Bernard Chew learn to navigate using a white cane and cues from his surroundings.
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(Seeing the impact of COVID-19) prompted a bit of introspection as well as thinking about our strengths – how can we leverage that to give back to the community?

Ninja Van CEO Lai Chang Wen working with Night Owl Cinematics to deliver hygiene care packages

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I’m feeling very positive because of all the love (I’ve) received. It’s given me an immense amount of energy to carry on. It feels like everyone’s supporting us and we aren’t fighting it alone … That’s done a great amount to lift my spirit.

Connie Sun, a new mother battling breast cancer amid a coronavirus outbreak in a foreign land

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