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A conversation with Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Singapore, on how this city-state has tackled the coronavirus.

On 19 May 4pm (Singapore Time), Singapore Foreign Minister Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan will be speaking at an online event organised by Bruegel addressing Singapore’s overall experience thus far in dealing with COVID-19; the role of technology, in particular mobile applications, in Singapore’s efforts; possible exit strategies going forward; as well as the importance of international cooperation in the global fight against the pandemic.

The live event is hosted by Bruegel, a European think tank that specialises in economics.



Ask questions during the event through sli.do using #singapore.

Faced with the COVID-19 outbreak, governments have needed to act swiftly to combat the virus. Many countries currently have lockdown or measures alike in place. Yet, different countries approach the crisis in a noticeably different way.

Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Singapore, will join this live podcast recording and explain Singapore’s approach and the various measures taken in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.


This event is online only.

You will be able to access the livestream on this page, Bruegel’s TwitterYoutube, and Facebook without any registration.



May 19, 2020
4.00 pm – 5.00 pm SGT
(10:00-11:00 CEST, Brussels Time)



Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Singapore

Giuseppe Porcaro, Head of Outreach and Governance

Guntram B. Wolff, Director, Bruegel



For more information and to join the live event: https://www.bruegel.org/events/the-sound-of-economics-live-lessons-from-singapore-on-covid-19-and-contact-tracing/