Singaporean PM calls for coordinated global response against pandemic

SINGAPORE (Xinhua) – Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong wrote in a Facebook post yesterday that a global pandemic requires a coordinated global response, especially in scientific research and government actions.

He wrote that Singapore has been doing its part collecting and analysing data on the COVID-19, in order to better understand this new threat. “But our efforts alone are not enough,” he added.

According to his post, Lee emphasised the importance of vaccine multilateralism in the common fight against COVID-19, when he spoke to the virtual “Global Goal: Unite for our Future” Pledging Summit last Saturday.

He said Singapore looks forward to working with the European Commission and like-minded countries, as well as the World Health Organization, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, and GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance, to develop vaccines and distribute them fairly and expeditiously to people in all countries.