We are now two weeks into the ‘circuit breaker’.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong gave an update on the COVID-19 situation in Singapore today (April 21) and what needs to be done next.
He stressed that we “cannot be complacent” in order to drive down the number of new cases.
He added that the circuit breaker will be extended for another four more weeks until 1 June 2020.
Following this, more businesses will be closed down so that only the most essential services will remain open.
“This will reduce further the number of workers keeping essential services going, and minimise the risks of transmission among the workers,” he said.
He noted that the move will mean some degradation of services – for example, less frequent grass cutting in the Housing and Development Board estates.
“But I hope we all understand why this has to be done,” he said.
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