The measures used to contain Covid-19 have the potential to erode basic human freedoms and civil liberties in our society. In fact, it’s possible to argue that it has already done so in many ways.
But if we don’t discuss what is happening, we’re creating the potential for a never-ending cycle of compliance to be part of society and erode our human rights, Ignite’s Gerald discusses in his newest commentary.
Singaporeans were abuzz with mixed reactions on Friday (June 18) when the Government announced that Phase Three (heightened alert) would reopen in two phases due to the recent spike in Covid-19 community cases. While some celebrated the reopening of gyms and maskless indoor exercise on June 21, others lamented the delay in returning to dining out in groups of five.
No, this article will not be discussing the US presidential election. Instead, we return to the two names that have been plaguing our headlines the past month – COVID-19 and Dengue.