Budget 2021 debate: Alex Yam on 'bold' move to make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory
25 Feb 2021 07:15pm
Bold. That best describes Singapore's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Take another bold step - by making COVID-19 vaccination mandatory, said MP Alex Yam. Speaking in Parliament on Thursday (Feb 25), he said Singapore has made some measures compulsory, such as masks and safe distancing. Now that Singapore has a "weapon" that fights the virus, it should be conditionally "opt-out" rather than "voluntarily opt-in", he said. He added that it is only when the virus is controlled that the bold moves of Budget 2021 can bear fruit.