(Apr 9): Five months into the Covid-19 pandemic and there remains much that we do not know about the virus. Every government is grappling with the unknown, from the most powerful nations in the world, including the US and the UK, to the smaller, emerging countries such as ours. As such, policy U-turns are now commonplace.

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have just reversed their previous stance and are now recommending the wearing of masks in public for all. A study in Singapore shows that people who are not yet symptomatic and those who are asymptomatic can unknowingly transmit the virus. Therefore, wearing masks whether one is sick or not would help limit the spread.

Deciding to put the country into lockdown is a very difficult decision to make.

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