Tag: circuit breaker measures

How Covid-19 has changed the face of sales and how people do business

In a world that has forever been changed by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, suffice to say that nothing can, nor will, remain the same. Yet, despite how one tiny virus has managed to shut down entire countries in one way or another, governments still...

Woman charged in court for sneezing on another woman during circuit breaker

Singapore— Sun Szu-Yen, a 46-year-old Taiwanese national, was charged in court on Wednesday (Apr 22) for sneezing in the direction of, as well as verbally abusing, another woman earlier this month, when the circuit breaker rules had already been put in place. While standing at...

Police look into case of man not wearing mask, making racist remarks

Singapore – Police are investigating a man who made offensive and racist remarks in a grocery store recently after the Covid-19 circuit breaker was tightened further to prevent people from leaving home without wearing a mask. A video of the incident has been circulating on...

Masagos Zulkifli says it is a “good sign” that only 50 people caught without masks on 10th day of Circuit Breaker

Singapore—The country’s Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Masagos Zulkifli, called it “a good sign” that only 50 people were found out and about in Singapore without face masks on Day 10 of the 28-day circuit break period on Thursday (Apr 16). The Minister...

The new normal: Masks may be required even after circuit breaker measures end

SINGAPORE – On Saturday (Apr 11) Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan put up a post on Facebook explaining that ‘wearing of masks will be compulsory’ even after the end of the circuit breaker measures, which are set to be lifted by May 4. In...

Expect circuit breakers in Singapore every 3-4 months until Covid-19 vaccine available—experts

Singapore—Experts say that Singapore may be looking at ‘Circuit Breakers’ every three to four months until a Covid-19 vaccine has been developed. This long-term tactic may need to be in place to protect the country’s healthcare system from becoming overwhelmed. According to the dean...

Circuit breaker could be extended if necessary, says Gan Kim Yong

Singaporeans could face an extension, if necessary, of circuit breaker restrictions beyond May 4, when they were originally supposed to end, and for some social distancing measures to remain at the end of the circuit breaker. This scenario was mentioned at a virtual press conference...

Circuit breaker pushes more companies to do business online

In the midst of circuit breaker measures against the spread of Covid-19, Singapore companies are having to find ways to conduct their business online. In an interview with todayonline.com, 30-year-old co-founder of Boom Singapore, Ms Victoria Martin–Tay, shared that her company's original plan was to create...

Shoppers must wear a mask or risk being refused entry into stores

SINGAPORE – Since the start of Sunday (Apr 12), all shoppers must wear a mask when entering shopping malls, supermarkets, convenience stores and pharmacies, or else they won’t be allowed inside. These extra measures were put in place to ensure the safety of the...

April 17 — PM Lee hopes for positive results from circuit breaker by this date

Singapore — Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong hopes that "positive results" from the more stringent circuit breaker measures implemented this week will be seen by Day 11, which will be next Friday, April 17. Mr Lee wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday (April 9)...