A shocking event amidst the pandemic

Today Singapore recorded it’s highest community COVID-19 infection since Aug 10 2020. However, as shocking as it is, another news came as a even bigger shock to the students of a secondary school. As investigation are ongoing and news is being circulated to the general public, there will understandably be rumours and speculations about how could such an event occur in such a safe country. Well, nothing is impossible, but speculation does not help to allay any fears in the public. It will be best to let the authorities conduct the necessary investigations and brief the public when the time comes. I do agree with the news outlet that respect should be given to both sides and their families. There is already ongoing racism that has been happening in the recent years due to the pandemic and the last thing is to further instil more fear or even hatred in the community.

Everyone needs to play a role to help stem fear-mongering among certain groups of the public. Time will let us know more and rushing to conclusions does not help in any way.