Tag: circuit breaker

Lawrence Wong: Economy could fully reopen sooner than expected

Singapore — If no surge in Covid-19 cases occurs after circuit breaker restrictions begin to be lifted on June 2, the country's economy could fully reopen sooner than expected, according to National Development Minister Lawrence Wong. Mr Wong, who co-chairs the multi-ministry task force on...

Armed teens who broke circuit breaker to settle dispute may be jailed for 5 years

Singapore—Ten teenage males and one female are now facing up to five years of jail time for having an unlawful gathering as well as breaking circuit breaker restrictions. The teens met on Monday (May 25) at Boon Lay POSB to settle a dispute. They were...

Chua Beng Huat: Surveillance is a habit of our state, now becoming normalized due to Covid-19

Singapore—Sociology Professor Chua Beng Huat warned that today’s exceptional conditions under the coronavirus pandemic may be becoming part of the norm, especially in terms of government surveillance of the public. Speaking in an online forum organised by Singapore Policy Journal and CAPE (Community for Advocacy...

Mother surprised to see photo of her family gardening on Ang Mo Kio TC advisory on illegal planting

Singapore – A mother took to social media to share her concerns about gardening after seeing a town council advisory prohibiting their actions. On Friday (May 15), Fang Shihan took to Facebook to share her surprise when she saw a photo of her and the...

Pritam Singh shares WP members’ different initiatives during CB

As Singapore is set to shift out of the Circuit Breaker in a few days, Workers' Party (WP) Secretary-General Pritam Singh has reflected on a few initiatives begun by fellow WP members during the period most of Singapore was confined at home. "Some Singaporeans...

Lawrence Wong: Cautious steps out of CB because virus is still around

Singapore — National Development Minister Lawrence Wong took to Facebook on Monday  (May 25) to explain why the country will be taking cautious steps out of circuit breaker restrictions. He acknowledged that while the number of new community cases has gone down "significantly", the virus...

Lawrence Wong: Expected rise in cases NOT because of migrant workers

National Development Minister Lawrence Wong recently explained why Singapore must shift out of the circuit breaker with extreme caution--the nation is trying to prevent a rebound in Covid-19 cases. Mr Wong on Monday (May 25) took to Facebook to explain why the Government will have...

Video goes viral: Boy cries for joy after a bite of McNuggets

Singapore – Adorable Adam made huge waves in social media after being moved to tears by a surprise takeaway meal from his mum: McNuggets. After a bite of his favourite food, Adam couldn’t stop the tears from flowing. When seven of its staff got infected...

Stay off the couch and keep fit during the circuit breaker period with online home workouts

While the circuit breaker dictates that we really must stay at home, that's no reason to neglect exercise. It might seem preferable to be in couch potato mode, binge-watching movies and gorging on baked creations (yum!), but nobody really wants to develop a circuit...

“We cannot make attending school voluntary”: Ong Ye Kung to parents

Singapore -- Education Minister Ong Ye Kung has responded to concerns raised by parents on the gradual process of reopening schools as the country shifts out of the circuit breaker from June 2. Mr Ong took to Facebook on Thursday (May 21) to address the...