Will Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong call elections in July?

With six months left before the government’s term ends, analysts are predicting that elections will be called in July, as soon as the second phase of the economy’s reopening kicks in
But there are questions over whether voters will accept the PAP’s urgency to call the vote, and the opposition wants more clarity on pandemic-era campaigning

$33b set aside in Fortitude Budget, bringing Singapore’s Covid-19 war chest to nearly $100 billion

The Singapore Government will draw S$31 billion from past reserves to fund the measures in the Fortitude Budget, with a larger sum set aside for contingencies.

Altogether, Singapore is drawing up to a total of S$52 billion from past reserves this financial year – an unprecedented amount.

Singapore’s Covid-19 infections exceed 20,000

At present, 1,519 patients have been discharged, while 1,584 confirmed cases are still in hospital with 24 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

The ministry said 16,289 cases who have mild symptoms, or are clinically well but still test positive for Covid-19 are being isolated and cared for at community facilities.