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WP to proceed bodily meet-the-people periods with ‘added precautions’ amid rise in COVID-19 instances

SINGAPORE: The Employees’ Get together (WP) stated on Tuesday (Could 4) it can proceed holding bodily meet-the-people periods (MPS) however with “added precautions” amid an increase in COVID-19 group instances.

“Until in any other case suggested, we’ll proceed with our bodily meet-the-people periods, in order to stay accessible to our senior citizen and aged residents, together with residents who can’t join on-line,” stated the occasion in an announcement.

“We are going to take added precautions at our MPS areas, and function with a thinner volunteer pool.”

The occasion stated that residents ought to ship emails to their respective Members of Parliament (MPs), if they’ve any “urgent considerations or issues to debate”.

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Home visits by WP MPs may also be suspended till additional discover.

In a Fb submit on Tuesday, MP He Ting Ru (WP-Sengkang) stated that Buangkok residents can contact their MPs by means of telephone and electronic mail. 

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“Barring any additional updates by the NEA, we may also be carrying on our bodily meet-the-people periods on Wednesdays,” Ms He stated.

“Please take care and cling to the brand new measures introduced by the multi-ministry process pressure at present,” the WP stated.

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The duty pressure introduced on Tuesday that protected administration measures will probably be tightened from Could 8 to Could 30 to assist curb the unfold of COVID-19 locally.

On Sunday, the Folks’s Motion Get together (PAP) suggested its branches to carry meet-the-people periods just about or by telephone. 

“That is to minimise publicity of residents and volunteers,” stated the PAP on Sunday.

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Singapore reported on Tuesday 5 group instances among the many 17 new COVID-19 infections on Tuesday. 

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All 5 group instances are linked to the Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) cluster, bringing it to 40 instances.

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The variety of new instances locally has elevated from 10 instances within the week earlier than to 60 instances up to now week, the Ministry of Well being stated on Monday.

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