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Q1: Supply Chain disruption has impacted the movement of goods around the world. What are the implications for Singapore and what can the government do to mitigate the impact?
1. The following is an email from a Member of the Public on Singapore’s safe travel policies. How would you respond?
“Singapore has made good progress in containing COVID-19 through the circuit breaker and citizens have abided by the strict rules imposed. The Singapore government should not rush into opening our borders and risk more imported cases. It is very disappointing that we are not allowing our local F&B outlets to open fully, but are willing to accept travellers from COVID-19 affected countries. Is this how we protect our citizens?”
2. The following is an email from a Member of the Public. The Singapore-China Fast Lane does not apply to her husband, which is meant for short-term business travellers only. How would you respond?
“Hi, my husband is returning to Singapore and would like to serve his Stay Home Notice (SHN) at home, instead of at a designated facility. I have not received a response from the general email and I tried to appeal to the SHN hotel needs team, but despite my plea, they just said no. Even though my young son needs to have his father at home, they just coldly turned me down with a heartless template response, without giving any real reason.
The people travelling on Singapore-China Fast Lane do not even need to serve SHN and can just take a swab-test. If my husband is not allowed the same treatment, does that mean he is accorded LESSER entry status than a visitor to Singapore? This does not make sense to me and is not aligned with the government’s stance that Singaporeans and PRs are always looked after. Because we are not!”
Q1: Supply Chain disruption has impacted the movement of goods around the world. What are the implications