Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Hong Kong's chief executive, speaks while wearing a protective face mask during a news conference on January 31. Photo: Bloomberg Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Hong Kong's chief executive, speaks while wearing a protective face mask during a news conference on January 31. Photo: Bloomberg
Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Hong Kong's chief executive, speaks while wearing a protective face mask during a news conference on January 31. Photo: Bloomberg

Singapore hospitals would suffer if leaders wore masks like Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam: minister

  • In a leaked recording, Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing said Singapore’s hospital system ‘would have broken down’ if politicians wore surgical masks like in Hong Kong
  • He said it would cause panic and appeared to be referring to the shortage of masks jeopardising the work of medical staff battling the coronavirus

Topic |   Coronavirus Singapore
Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Hong Kong's chief executive, speaks while wearing a protective face mask during a news conference on January 31. Photo: Bloomberg Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Hong Kong's chief executive, speaks while wearing a protective face mask during a news conference on January 31. Photo: Bloomberg
Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Hong Kong's chief executive, speaks while wearing a protective face mask during a news conference on January 31. Photo: Bloomberg
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