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S'poreans must learn to live with virus for long haul: PM Lee

Jun 07, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
The coronavirus will remain a problem for a long time, and Singaporeans will have to learn to live with it for the long term, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in an address to the nation yesterday.

"It will take at least a year, probably longer, before vaccines become widely available. We will have to learn to live with Covid-19 for the long term, as we have done in the past with other dangerous infectious diseases, like tuberculosis."

PM Lee said the Government has intervened decisively through four successive Budgets, and pumped in billions of dollars to save jobs and keep businesses afloat.

"It will no longer be so easy to take quick weekend trips to Bangkok or Hong Kong on a budget flight. Industries that depend on travel, like aviation, hotels and tourism, will take a long time to get back on their feet, and may never recover fully," he said.

"We have a full agenda for many years to come," PM Lee said.