PSP files adjournment motion on VDS measures, fearing they will be extended to children

Singapore – Progress Singapore Party Constituency MP Leong Mun Wai took to Facebook on Tuesday (January 4) to announce that Ms. Hazel Poa has filed a motion for adjournment on Safe Management Measures Differentiated by Vaccination (VDS ) for the first parliamentary session of this year.

Ms. Poa is Mr. Leong’s PSP NCMP colleague.

Mr. Leong expressed concern whether these measures would also be extended to children.

The first session of Parliament for 2022 will be held next week, from January 10 to 12.

“We are watching with concern the increasing intensity of VDS measures after the introduction of the first on August 1, 2021, to ban unvaccinated people from dining in a restaurant.

It has since expanded its scope to charge the unvaccinated for medical costs related to Covid-19 from December 8, 2021 and the most recent and draconian of all, prohibiting the unvaccinated person from showing up to the place of. work even with a negative pre-event test (PET) from January 15, 2022.

Information regarding VDS measures, which set out restrictions for unvaccinated people, can be found here. These measures were introduced to better protect vulnerable and at-risk groups of our population, the health ministry said.

As of January 1 of this year, only people who had been fully vaccinated, or who have recovered from Covid, or who are medically ineligible for vaccines, or in some cases are 12 years of age and under, will be allowed entry. on sites and to participate in activities where MMS differentiated by vaccination are implemented.

As several attempts to raise more questions in Parliament on VDS have failed, we have decided to table this motion to make the voice of the people heard in Parliament, ”Leong wrote, adding that the adjournment motions being submitted to a draw, PSP awaiting confirmation from Parliament.

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He thanked members of the public who provided “helpful comments and feedback” to PSP, and asked for “more relevant advice in the run-up to the parliamentary session on Monday January 10, 2022”.

This is not the first time Mr Leong has expressed his concerns about the Covid vaccine for children. On December 2, he posted on Facebook a letter to Minister of Health Ong Ye Kung calling for a “close review” of the vaccine for children aged five to 11, explaining that the PSP has received a considerable number of comments from parents and grandparents “anxious and troubled” by the government’s plan to immunize children. / TISG

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