Tag: circuit breaker period

People continue sitting apart without social distancing reminders to avoid being fined or shamed on social media

Singapore – As the country exits the circuit breaker period, it appears members of the public are continuing to practice social distancing without physical reminders. On Tuesday (June 2), an individual shared a conversation she overheard between an auntie and her son while riding the...

Cautious approach necessary when easing circuit breaker: Gan Kim Yong

Singapore — As the end of the circuit breaker period draws near, a "cautious" approach is necessary when easing measures requiring people to stay home as far as possible, said Minister of Health Gan Kim Yong on Friday (May 15). In a press conference of...

Police to provide more support to victims of family violence amid circuit breaker

SINGAPORE—As if the difficulties arising from the COVID-19 outbreak haven't been tragic enough, Singapore police have reported that family violence cases have increased by 22 per cent since the circuit breaker period began on April 7. Rise in family violence cases Latest figures shared by the...

Apps that can help you during the COVID-19 pandemic

Life in the times of the COVID-19 pandemic has not been an easy one. With the circuit breaker period in full swing until June 1, it is not unusual for boredom, cabin fever and stress to set in. Technology has played a vital part...

ERA realtor outlines digital initiatives in their company during the circuit breaker

SINGAPORE—With the circuit breaker period well under way in Singapore, many companies have been turning to novel ways to continue operations. For ERA, a real estate company in Singapore, technology is playing a vital role in keeping business going. ERA Division Director Sophia Ng...

Circuit breaker: Groceries to help “McDonald’s auntie” and sister

Singapore – A kind soul has been delivering groceries to two women amid the Covid-19 pandemic as their free meals have stopped due to the circuit breaker. In return, she has received a McDonald’s Casio watch and life lessons. On Wednesday (April 29), Ms Sheena...

Heart-warming animal stories make the circuit breaker period a lot more bearable

If you've been afraid to check the news for fear of being inundated with depressing, virus-related stories, you are not alone. With a vast portion of the world under some form of lockdown, most of us are in our houses, desperately trying to stay...

Ong Ye Kung: HBL will not be extended and June holidays will be brought forward to start on May 4

SINGAPORE—Education Minister Ong Ye Kung announced on Facebook that the June school holidays will be moved up to begin on May 4, covering the entire lengthened circuit breaker period, and that home-based learning (HBL) will not be extended as it "cannot be a prolonged...