Tan Yia Swam on support measures for Phases 2 and 3 (Heightened Alert)
27 Jul 2021 07:37pm
Has Government spending to keep Singapore safe amid COVID-19 been effective? This question was posed by NMP Tan Yia Swam. She cited rostered routine testing where more than 13.6 million PCR swabs have been done, picking up “a small handful” of positive cases. Dr Tan asked if less invasive but adequately effective testing methods could be used instead of the gold-standard deep nasal swab which could have adverse effects. She also spoke of the mental health toll of repeated shutdowns, saying milestones should be set and kept to, and the Government must trust the people to do the right thing.