Singapore – Ms Ho Ching thanked the public in two separate Facebook posts on Tuesday, September 21, for slowing down social activities, which will ultimately result in fewer new Covid-19 infections.
In the first message, the outgoing CEO of Temasek Holdings and wife of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong wrote that she has been monitoring Google’s mobility data for Singapore since May 1 this year.
“This mobility data is an indicator of day-to-day activities – and these can be affected by policies such as phase 2 enhanced alert, possible public holidays, and most importantly, the social behavior of our population as than population, ”she said. wrote.
She observed that the busiest day for Singaporeans to go out to eat is Saturday.
Mdm Ho added that the following two points can be observed, based on the data.
“One is that whenever we have a change in our food and drink activities, it takes about 3 to 4 weeks before we see clear signs of impact in the new number of cases.”
But it’s the second look at the 7-day moving average mobility data that she says is the most encouraging.
“From the week until September 15, we see the activities fall back.
A big big thank you to all!
This means that since last week we are starting to slow down mask activities at various mykan and drinking establishments.
This will also hopefully show up in 2 weeks as a slowdown in rapidly increasing daily numbers.
Thank you all for taking the call to slow things down a bit.
However, she cautioned against complacency, as cases can increase exponentially and rapidly.
She said people have already started to say they are fed up with the Covid restrictions, and yet have continued to exercise discipline, not because of the authorities’ regulations, but “that’s us, being too disciplined than our healthcare workers and front-line teams.
If they’re still breaking up, pushing to do this and that, coming to immunize people in their homes after lunch, caring for patients in isolation wards, intensive care units and CCFs, the least we can do is stay calm and measured in everything we do.
Mdm Ho expressed the hope that Singaporeans would be “responsible, people, who can go one step further to self-regulate so that we can continue our social activities in a measured manner for the next 2 months or so.”
She used the idea of more freedoms during the holidays to motivate people to continue to stay disciplined now.
“Let’s work towards a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year, folks. “
In his second post, she continued in this direction, writing: “A big thank you to everyone who helped – let’s go on and do more – socialize reasonably – let’s reduce the frequency and diversity of hidden activities …
Take care of yourself to take care of others. Don’t give up, we can see the light of dawn.
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