Singaporeans should continue to wear masks if unwell: PM Lee

27/5/2022 1:02:00 PM

Singaporeans should continue to wear masks if unwell: PM Lee

Singaporeans should continue to wear masks if unwell: PM Lee

TOKYO - Singaporeans should continue to wear masks outdoors if they feel unwell even after the Covid-19 pandemic is over, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Friday (May 27). Mr Lee, who is on his first visit to Japan since 2019, observed that the Japanese are 'very,...

"Now that we have all done it and we have gotten used to it, it does not feel so strange anymore.met his Malaysian counterpart Ismail Sabri Yaakob on Wednesday (May 25).met his Malaysian counterpart Ismail Sabri Yaakob on Wednesday (May 25).Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and U.

" PM Lee also expressed hopes that Japan will open up for tourism even wider soon.Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Thursday that Japan will accept leisure tourists, starting June 10, from 98 regions including the United States, China, South Korea and Singapore.Bernama News Agency cited Datuk Seri Ismail as saying that the two leaders discussed their bilateral retreat that Singapore will be hosting this year, with the proposed dates to be in late September or early October.But they must be part of guided tour groups, where guides will carefully monitor their activities during the trip.Both leaders will be speaking at the 27th Nikkei International Conference on The Future of Asia on Thursday.No Covid-19 tests or quarantine will be needed for these tourists upon entry, regardless of their vaccination status.On Wednesday, PM Lee also visited the teamLab Borderless digital art museum in Tokyo's Odaiba district, ahead of its closure in August.This goes beyond an ongoing trial that involves 50 people in small group tours from the US, Australia, Thailand and Singapore.“In Japan and South Korea, sensitive issues are being raised publicly, including whether to allow nuclear weapons to be deployed on their soil, or even go a step further and build capabilities to develop such weapons,” Lee said.

PM Lee said that he had told Mr Kishida during their bilateral meeting on Thursday that many Singaporeans were"very anxious" to visit Japan for the food, skiing, scenery and religious tourism, and that flights would be full as and when Japan opens up.In a Facebook post, Mr Lee noted that many Singaporeans would be familiar with teamLab's distinctive digital installations, with their work having been featured in the Future World exhibit at the ArtScience Museum and the Story of the Forest exhibit at the National Museum of Singapore.In a Facebook post, Mr Lee noted that many Singaporeans would be familiar with teamLab's distinctive digital installations, with their work having been featured in the Future World exhibit at the ArtScience Museum and the Story of the Forest exhibit at the National Museum of Singapore.Still, he noted that Mr Kishida might be wary of political implications, given that an Upper House election is slated for July 10.A Mainichi newspaper survey last weekend found 43 per cent of respondents were in favour of relaxing border controls, while 41 per cent were against the idea.He will begin a five-year appointment as chief conductor in September next year.PM Lee said:"The Japanese population has been very sensitive about Covid-19 cases going up.Mr Lee also had dinner with members of the Japan-Singapore Parliamentary Friendship League (JSPFL) , which was formed in 1997 to promote bilateral engagement between the two parliaments.And there have been times during the last two years when they encouraged domestic tourism and that provoked some spread of the virus within the country.The current JSPFL chairman is former Japanese foreign and defence minister Taro Kono, who worked in Singapore in 1993 in the private sector.In a joint press conference on Saturday following talks with Biden, South Korea’s new president Yoon Suk-yeol said the US president “affirmed the ironclad US commitment to the defence of the Republic of Korea and substantive extended deterrence”.

"I'm sure they would not want to make any precipitate moves before (the election).But after that, if the Covid-19 situation is stable, I think there is a good chance that we will be able to resume the flow.He now serves as the honorary chairman of the Japan Durian Promotion Association.He now serves as the honorary chairman of the Japan Durian Promotion Association." Get The New Paper on your phone with the free TNP app.Download from the."I'm glad that Singaporeans will soon be able to make their own connections as Japan progressively reopens its borders to small group tours," he said.

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