National Broadcasts from 7 June to 20 June 2020

Prime Minister's Office | 6 June 2020

PM Lee Hsien Loong and Cabinet Ministers lay out plans to lead Singapore out of economic crisis in a series of national broadcasts from 7 to 20 June 2020.


Securing Singapore’s future in a post-COVID-19 world

With the Fortitude Budget on 26 May 2020, the Singapore Government has committed almost $100 billion to support workers and businesses to fight against COVID-19. But the longer term economic challenges remain formidable. COVID-19 has severely disrupted the global economy. Singapore must respond quickly to these global shifts and prepare for the difficult times ahead. 

From 7 to 20 June 2020, PM Lee Hsien Loong, DPM Heng Swee Keat, SM Teo Chee Hean, SM Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Minister Chan Chun Sing and Minister Lawrence Wong will deliver a series of national broadcasts. They will explain what a post-COVID-19 future looks like for Singapore, and lay out plans to see us through the storm and emerge stronger. They will talk about:

a.       What Singaporeans must do to live with COVID-19 for the long haul, so we can go about our daily lives safely;

b.       How we can maintain our relevance on the world stage as the geopolitical situation changes;

c.       How to keep our economy competitive so that businesses can prosper and create good jobs for Singaporeans;

d.       How to create promising opportunities for all Singaporeans to succeed, and care for the more vulnerable among us; and

e.       How we can work together to emerge stronger from this crisis.  


The Prime Minister will launch the series on 7 June 2020. Other Ministers will speak according to the schedule below. 




Date of broadcast

Overcoming the Crisis of a Generation


Prime Minister

Lee Hsien Loong

Sunday, 7 June 2020

From 7.30 pm

Living with COVID-19


Minister for National Development and Second Minister for Finance

Lawrence Wong


Tuesday, 9 June 2020

From 7.30 pm


Resilience in a Changing External Environment


Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security

Teo Chee Hean


Thursday, 11 June 2020

From 7.30 pm


Making a Living in a COVID-19 World


Minister for Trade and Industry

Chan Chun Sing


Sunday, 14 June 2020

From 7.30 pm


A Stronger and More Cohesive Society


Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies

Tharman Shanmugaratnam


Wednesday, 17 June 2020

From 7.30 pm


Emerging Stronger Together


Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance

Heng Swee Keat


Saturday, 20 June 2020

From 7.30 pm


Viewers can tune in to the speeches on the platforms in Annex A.


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6 JUNE 2020 




All speeches will be broadcast at the following times on these TV channels on the respective dates.





7.30 pm



8.30 pm



8.30 pm

English (with sign language interpretation)

Channel 5

9.00 pm



9.30 pm


Channel 8


The speeches will also be available on the following online platforms: website Facebook Page YouTube channel Twitter


In addition, PM Lee’s and DPM Heng’s speeches will be published on their respective Facebook Pages ( and as well as the PMO YouTube channel (