Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Singapore extends lockdown to June 1

Singapore has extended by four weeks until June 1 a partial lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus infections in the city-state, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Tuesday.

The measures, which include the closures of most workplaces and schools, were initially set to run from April 7 until May 4.

This means that more workplaces will be closed to further reduce the number of workers keeping essential services going.

Some hotspots, such as popular wet markets, remain a problem as large groups of people continue to congregate there, Lee said. While he noted that the circuit breaker measures have been working, he stressed that Singapore cannot be complacent.

Image: Migrant workers exercise along a walkway at a dormitory declared as an isolation area. Pic: Reuters 

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