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The current measures, which will last till June 13, are working well, according to Finance Minister Lawrence Wong

It looks like there will be no need for further tightening of Covid-19 measures in Singapore beyond what we currently have.

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Finance Minister Lawrence Wong, who is the co-chair of the Covid-19 multi-ministry task force, said this during an announcement of support measures that were being introduced to help businesses affected by the restrictions imposed during Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) which is expected to last till June 13. 

"It's been nearly two weeks since we last announced the current round of measures to deal with the outbreak of cases in Singapore. Our assessment is that the measures are working, and they are having an effect in controlling the spread of the virus. We are continuing to monitor the situation very closely," he said.

He continued: "For now, we believe that the measures are working, they are having an effect in helping us curb the spread of the virus; and therefore, we do not think there is a need for further tightening in our overall posture."

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He then thanked Singaporeans for cooperating with the new regulations that were introduced on May 16 to curb a sudden increase in community Covid-19 cases.  

"Covid-19 is likely to be around for some time and we will all have a role to play to develop more resilient strategies to adapt to this new environment. So working together, I'm confident that we can overcome this current setback and emerge stronger, more resilient and more united than before," he said.

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