Editor’s note: For the latest updates on the easing of circuit breaker measures from May 5, go here.
We thought we were halfway through Circuit Breaker, until the government announced a four-week extension on the circuit breaker period (April 21). In addition, existing measures have been tightened to curb the spread of Covid-19, following a sharp rise in cases in the foreign worker dormitories even as the number of community transmission cases seems to be stabilising.
From restricted entry at some wet markets to the closure of more businesses previously considered “essential”, the new measures take effect from today (April 22) and will last at least until May 4.
When leaving the house for grocery shopping or to exercise, you are advised to go alone and not treat these as family outings. However, it is not an offence if you go out with your immediate family members.
“The spirit of the guidelines is to reduce movement to a minimum and to avoid being out and about in the community. This is the way to protect yourself, your family and everyone else,” PM Lee Hsien Loong said in his address to the nation yesterday.
To help you stay informed and safe, here’s a breakdown of the circuit breaker measures so far. You can also check www.gov.sg for official updates.