Singapore: COVID-19 Circuit Breaker’ extended until June

Singapore: COVID-19 Circuit Breaker’ extended until June

Singapore 'again' step into the danger of COVID-19 / Image=Wikipedia

[Newsphopick=Gyubin Lee] Since Singapore enters to ‘Circuit Breaker’ on April 1 st, Singapore government PM Lee addressed the nation once again. During the speech, PM Lee announced that the ‘Circuit Breaker’ will be extended for 4 more weeks until 1 June.

This came just hours after the Ministry of Health reported 1,111 new cases of COVID-19 was confirmed. During these extended periods, PM Lee said the authorities will be clamping down on the community cases more ‘decisively’ by tightening on existing measures. 

More workplaces that are not deemed essential will also be closed. For example, this includes grass-cutting services at HDB areas, which PM Lee said might be less frequent. 

Additionally, PM Lee said that hotspots like wet markets remain problematic as large groups of visitors continue to gather. 

In particular, the number of unlinked cases has not been reduced. This suggests that there might still be a ‘hidden reservoir' of cases in the community.

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