The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a global concern. Countries have made varying degrees of progress in combating the pandemic, but what is clear is that the threat from COVID-19 will remain with us for a long time.
In Singapore, the “circuit breaker” measures put in place since 7 April 2020 to minimise the local transmission of COVID-19 will remain until 1 June 2020.
Even as we exit the circuit breaker and embark on a controlled and gradual easing to resume activities safely from 2 June 2020, many of the existing safe distancing measures will remain in place and be enforced strictly. This includes a prohibition on gatherings between people of different households, and to only leave home for essential activities.
While the circuit breaker period has impacted the economy and the lives of people in Singapore, many have abided by the safe distancing measures as they know these are necessary to ensure the health and safety of everyone.
We have been informed by the Singapore authorities that unfortunately, there remains a small minority – both locals and foreigners – who do not abide by the rules.
Therefore, the Singapore authorities have requested this High Commission to remind members of our community to adhere closely to the safe distancing measures. Non-compliance is a serious offence and enforcement actions will be taken by the authorities.
As Singapore gradually transits out of the circuit breaker period from 2 June 2020, the Singapore authorities remind everyone to exercise social responsibility, continue to observe safe distancing measures and wear masks when outside of their homes
Only through our collective efforts, we can effectively curb the spread of COVID-19, and ensure the well-being and safety of everyone in Singapore as we gradually move towards a new normal.