Minister Lawrence Wong Breaks Down In Parliament While Thanking Frontline Staff Fighting Covid-19

Minister Lawrence Wong Urges Singaporeans To Rally Together To Fight Covid-19

Since the Covid-19 outbreak started in late January, Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong, who co-chairs the Multi-Ministry Taskforce handling the virus response, has been a familiar face to Singaporeans.


He, together with Health Minister Gan Kim Yong, has been providing us with frequent updates of measures the Government will be implementing to combat the outbreak.

While he performs his duties with the utmost professionalism during these difficult times, Mr Wong showed his human side when he broke down during a parliamentary speech on Wednesday (25 Mar).

You can watch highlights from his speech here:

Lawrence Wong in tears as he thanked frontline workers

Mr Wong was in the midst of thanking the countless frontline staff who continue to render services to the public when he started getting emotional.

As he was thanking Singaporeans for taking care of their fellow citizens, his voice started to tremble and his facial expression started to wince.


He was unable to complete his sentence and immediately reached for a cup of water beside him.

Read more!


MPs from across political lines cheered him on

He attempted to resume his speech around 30 seconds later, but still couldn’t do so as he was overcome by emotions.


In a remarkable scene of unity, fellow parliamentarians across political parties cheered him on by thumping on their armrests.


Needed tissue from Grace Fu

Tears were presumably dripping down his face at this point, as he walked over to Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, to get some tissue paper.


Mr Wong was finally able to continue his speech after a 2-minute break, and received rousing applause from the House.


As he approached the end of his speech, Mr Wong described the Covid-19 outbreak as the “biggest threat the world and Singapore have faced for decades”.

As such, he urged Singaporeans to rally together to beat the virus as one united nation.

Kudos to the frontline workers for their Covid-19 efforts

Like Mr Wong, all of us at MS News are touched by our frontline workers’ never-say-die efforts amid these difficult times.

Kudos also go out to our ministers, other public servants and everyone working tirelessly behind the scenes to contain the outbreak.

We may not know all of your names, but we appreciate everything you are doing to overcome this challenge.

Featured image adapted from Facebook

The Must Share News Team

Teamwork makes the dream work.

Recent Posts

Struggle Erupts Around Coffin At Jurong East Funeral, Dispute Reportedly Between Deceased’s Family & Boyfriend

The deceased's family reportedly refused to let her boyfriend see her one last time.

2 Dec 2023, 2:57 am

New True Singapore Ghost Stories Book Now In Stores, Has Section On ‘Wokeism’

The series has been around since 1989.

2 Dec 2023, 12:56 am

Wet Weather Will Continue In 1st Half Of Dec, Thundery Showers Expected On Most Afternoons

The increased rainfall will be caused by the Northeast Monsoon.

1 Dec 2023, 11:16 pm

Teen Arrested For Selling E-Vaporiser At Toa Payoh Playground, Had Over 700 Vapes At Home

The 18-year-old was attempting to sell an e-vaporiser to a 13-year-old boy.

1 Dec 2023, 6:20 pm

M’sia Family Including Mother With Newborn Forced To Live In Car, NGO Provides Help

They also could not afford to bring their 5-year-old with a high fever to see…

1 Dec 2023, 6:05 pm