The speech by PM Lee on the escalating COVID-19 situation was assuring in many ways. It was delivered in a calm, emphatic and transparent manner. Spoken in a clear and simple language everyone could understand.
In worrying time like this, fear manifests as the infection spreads and death toll increase.
But people can tell these measures weren’t hastily put together – it was deliberate and considered. The speech too, was about as straight as it could get politically.
Towards the end, he mentioned: “We are all enlisted now to fight against the virus.”