Singapore’s prime minister Lee Hsien Loong has assured India’s prime minister Narendra Modi that Indian migrants working in Singapore will be taken care off just like Singaporeans. In the migrant workers section the number of Covid-19 patients have increased rapidly. The assurance made by Singapore’s prime minister to India’s prime minister was made during a phone call. PM Lee said he had a telephone discussion with PM Modi in a facebook post about the coronavirus pandemic. Singapore PM also said “Singapore is in the midst of a circuit breaker”, and also talked about how the lockdown implemented since March has been particularly difficult for the country of about 1.3 billion people.
In early April 699 Singaporeans were flew out of India due to the covid-19 lockdown, for this prime minister Lee was extremely thankful to India’s prime minister. On his Facebook post PM Lee also added that “India and Singapore are strategic partners with extensive economic ties”. Both countries are clearly showing that working together is essentially in these times Covid-19 pandemic. Reports from the Straits times confirms that one April 19 more than 1,600 Indian nationals were diagnosed with Covid-19 in Singapore.
Currently in Singapore, this is the fourth day in a row for the country to report about 1,000 cases daily. India’s high commission in Singapore confirmed that PM Modi called Singapore PM as part of his engagement with other world leaders concerning covid-19. PM Lee also said he appreciates the Indian migrants as they “made personal sacrifices to come work here”.