Our economy is slowing opening up for business again

I read with mixed feelings that our economy is slowing opening up for business again.

To lockdown the economy is costing our country a bomb every passing day, however, when weight against the risks of further C19 community spread and the risk to public health, the decision is a difficult one, however, we are also seeing lower community spread everyday too.

On balance, I support the government’s decision to open up the economy cautiously, step up testings and hopefully, to detect and arrest any community spread and clusters early.

In our zeal to open up, I wish to further see one specific official effort step up and I cannot over emphasis. Enforcement efforts to catch and fine people for flouting and failure to wear mask when they step out of their houses, safe-distancing and gatherings MUST BE STEPPED UP. It would be better if the quantum of fine for 1st time offenders be increased to $500/ , the numbers of enforcement officers be substantially increased and enforcement officers could be much firmer when they go about their rounds.

I live in a mature estate and everywhere I turn, be it the open spaces, void decks or market places etc, too many people simply hang a mask below their chin but couldn’t be bothered to wear it properly. Too many people are just going through the motion of wearing a mask and almost none of them have ever been caught or penalised so far.

If the authorities couldn’t be bothered again to step up some serious enforcement efforts while we open up our economy and if C19 were to come back again, it is likely to come back with a vengeance and its sebsequently waves of infections will extract even higher cost on us both in terms of human lives and on our alearly much beaten economy.

Dear “exceptional” pap ministars, you have been publicly reminded and warned. Think.

 

Simon Lim

 

 

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13 Responses to “Our economy is slowing opening up for business again”

  • Agreed:

    Need to make sure compliance..
    Still many are not doing it and getting away with it..
    A leak like this will cause problem again….and much suffering.

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  • wats the rush to hold GE:

    its dangerous times still.. gahment is hurrying cuz they want to hold the GE asap. wats the hurry? still got 1 yr more.
    only thinking of themselves so far!

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  • hopelessnuselesspap:

    hello, direct your comments on greedy,

    YES, “GREEDY” ” SHAMELESS”,

    CRONIES , NEPOTISM, POLITICIANS,

    SLAVE BUYING and SELLING, TRADING…

    when SUCH PPL, CRONIES, ABOUND,

    SELFISH , GREEDY, POLITICIANS ARE ” FOUND”

    THERE SHOULD BE COI ON WHY CRONIES, POLITICIANS ARE OWNING MILLION $$$ CONDO, HOMES. HOW DID THEY OWN SO MANY AND WHY..

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  • Important to general public:

    Dear “exceptional” pap ministars, you have been publicly reminded and warned. Think
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    Simon
    Instead of warning our government.
    You should instead warn the general public about the seriousness of SILENT SPREAD.
    https://www.google.com.sg/amp/s/www.thestar.com/amp/news/canada/2020/04/26/are-the-silent-spreaders-driving-covid-19-mounting-evidence-points-to-asymptomatic-cases.html
    How dangerous is the silent spread.Anyone close to you might be a virus carrier and might spread to you.

    So face mask all the time when you are out.

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  • this is how we feel:

    since there are 3.9m aliens in a land of 3.0m local born, it means more than 50% of the economic activity is of no benefit to th3 3.0m local born.

    let’s make the number simple at 50%.

    also let’s remind each other of the 3.0m some 70% is sheep and the remaining 30% is blue blooded OPPO.

    under current lock down, our lives have actually improved.

    1, when we drive, which is everyday, the roads are good. no crowded with lorries driven by aliens ferrying aliens to pap economic sites which do not benefit us but rather reduce our quality of life such as nice easy driving.

    2, when we go to malls, which is also everyday, although most shops are closed, those which are open are not crowded and we can have the space to slowly shop and pay and then leave. best of all, the mall carparks are all mostly vacant, which means we have a world of choice where to park our Hyundai.

    3, the air we breath feels fresher. for 100% certainty we say noise pollution from the incessant construction work around us has become zero, which means for once in the last 20 years, we can live our days in peace without pollution, from noise dust and such.

    the list of benefits are very long, almost as long as the list of pap lies about more mouths more GDP growth BS.

    will 3.0m local born be hurt in the process of improving quality of life via reduced economic activity?

    NO. because 50% of the economic activity does not benefit the 3.0m at all. so even if all the 3.9m are let go, life goes on for the 3.0m. ok. granted some of the 3.0m may make less money than now to afford the swiss land living or the French cooking classes. but improved quality of life from less of everything such as noise dust crowded carparks crowded roads, etc., far outweigh the fake GDP growth numbers by pap fixed by an artificial input of mouths.

    seriously, we hope the virus stays for as long as we live so that the lock down is here until we up the lorry or pap dies whichever happens first. then, it doesn’t matter whether virus stays or is gone since New Government would do the right thing or the virus once pap is gone dies by itself as a service to the 3.0m local born.

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  • trublu:

    This is like playing masak-masak with NATIONAL HEALTH RISK EXPOSURE as NOT ENOUGH TESTING HAS BEEN CAREIED OUT?!
    GAHMEN just hurrying to strike OPPO ill-orepared for a looming GE but this is exposing sgs to more health risks.

    Is this right even if we need to grit our teeth for a grinding down of our economy?
    Shud more sgs be exposed to infection,would the govt take responsibilty ir again BLAME NO HINDSIGHT?

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  • Even China dare not resume its businesses throughout the country despite having the pandemic under control, and here we have the LEEders dying to open the economy with a massaged “it appears to be under control” BS figures.

    So far, not even 50% of the FTs have been tested yet, not to mention locals, and Sinkapore is ready to assume that since infection rate is low, so no silent infections liao?

    Only 2 words for Simon, those dafts who choose to believe and the millisters: 牛掰

    Looking at the figures, it is no where even near “flatten” curve, and the peak is still so far away. Maybe 2021 still got change with the current lame duck measures.

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  • Uselesspap:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52407914

    Why NO reporting and interview on this by our ‘so called’ REPORTERS FOR SHIT TIMES ???

    149th Ranking on ‘FREEDOM OF SPEECH’

    MALU, IS IT SHIT TIMES ?????

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  • litany:

    this is how we feel:
    since there are 3.9m aliens in a land of 3.0m local born, it means more than 50% of the economic activity is of no benefit to th3 3.0m local born.

    let’s make the number simple at 50%.

    also let’s remind each other of the 3.0m some 70% is sheep and the remaining 30% is blue blooded OPPO.

    under current lock down, our lives have actually improved.

    1, when we drive, which is everyday, the roads are good. no crowded with lorries driven by aliens ferrying aliens to pap economic sites which do not benefit us but rather reduce our quality of life such as nice easy driving.

    2, when we go to malls, which is also everyday, although most shops are closed, those which are open are not crowded and we can have the space to slowly shop and pay and then leave. best of all, the mall carparks are all mostly vacant, which means we have a world of choice where to park our Hyundai.

    3, the air we breath feels fresher. for 100% certainty we say noise pollution from the incessant construction work around us has become zero, which means for once in the last 20 years, we can live our days in peace without pollution, from noise dust and such.

    the list of benefits are very long, almost as long as the list of pap lies about more mouths more GDP growth BS.

    will 3.0m local born be hurt in the process of improving quality of life via reduced economic activity?

    NO. because 50% of the economic activity does not benefit the 3.0m at all. so even if all the 3.9m are let go, life goes on for the 3.0m. ok. granted some of the 3.0m may make less money than now to afford the swiss land living or the French cooking classes. but improved quality of life from less of everything such as noise dust crowded carparks crowded roads, etc., far outweigh the fake GDP growth numbers by pap fixed by an artificial input of mouths.

    seriously, we hope the virus stays for as long as we live so that the lock down is here until we up the lorry or pap dies whichever happens first. then, it doesn’t matter whether virus stays or is gone since New Government would do the right thing or the virus once pap is gone dies by itself as a service to the 3.0m local born.

    Amen …. to your long litany rituals. 感恩师傅,感激seafood. May your prayers live long and healthy …. even after we up the bus.爱你豆腐。爱你头发。

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  • I do need to visit barber shop:

    Not all biz resume . But i do need to visit barber shop. We are not ministers or Mps who probably have their own hairdresser catered.

    Anyway going up to Nex ntuc now, one lady in white at L1 fainted next to smiggle shop store. Maybe victim of Covid19 or fits ? Let see if news reported this evening?

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  • Speed up the Tests!:

    I keep hearing lower community spread daily and majority cases are from the dorms. I wonder if we are just seeing the tip of the iceberg with local cases? Is it possible that the lower local Covid-19 cases may be due to the lack of testing?

    So lets not be too confident because there are still many untraceable cases in the local community and evidently every Covid-19 case can potentially infect 140 others – that’s how it spread exponentially!

    I hope I am wrong but I will not be surprised if, when they increase the tests among locals, you will find a spike in cases. We are taking far too long to carry out these all-important tests and it will come to bite the Gahmen.

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  • opposition dude:

    PAP, as usual, lets their greed control them. Hong Kong will lift the lockdown this Friday after 16 DAYS OF NO NEW COVID CASES.

    See the difference between our overpaid good for nothings and Hong Kong now?

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  • Reality:

    Reality is much more are infected than reported as shown by other countries.The spread is much faster than thought.
    Reason is many already infected are mild and not tested as they do not have any symptom.
    The infected numbers will goes up once more testings are done..
    Actually most of the most infected cases are mild and will recovered.
    Over time it will be more like a serious flu situation..just that the vaccine is still not develop yet..
    The damage done to the economy and suffering caused will be devastating and may have to reconsider the need for lock down measures….
    The cure may be worse than the sickness….a sad reality.
    May be better to just concentrate to protect the vulnerable groups….

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