WELCOME TO EDITION 785 of GRAPEVINE
No new lifting of present restrictions was announced last Wednesday 2 September 2020 when Prime Minister LEE Hsien Loong spoke to the country live from the Singapore Parliament.
Instead, while admitting to some “missteps”, it was mostly a self-congratulatory exercise on his government’s response to Covid.
Singaporeans and residents hoping for a relaxation to the rule allowing a maximum of 5 for dining and sporting activities – or than the consumption of wine and other alcoholic beverages could extend beyond 10.30 pm – were disappointed.
Viewers who tuned in to the live broadcast did not, however, go away entirely empty-handed.
The prime minister turned up in a new pink shirt.
Wishing you A Very Good Week Ahead.