People sit near the Merlion statue in Singapore. Although the government has won praise for its handling of the coronavirus outbreak, a lockdown is looking increasingly likely as cases continue to rise. Photo: AFP
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Opinion

Opinion

PN Balji

As Singapore heads towards coronavirus tipping point, what would Lee Kuan Yew have done?

  • The Singapore government’s clear-headed approach to the Covid-19 outbreak has earned it praise, but there is no short-term fix
  • The former leader would probably have ordered a lockdown and come down hard on those who flout the rules
People sit near the Merlion statue in Singapore. Although the government has won praise for its handling of the coronavirus outbreak, a lockdown is looking increasingly likely as cases continue to rise. Photo: AFP
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