Tag: lockdown

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...

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...

Ghostly goings-on: Malaysian phantom on lockdown patrol

A ghostly figure with wild hair and a flowing beard is haunting a small Malaysian community in a bid to ensure superstitious residents stay home during the country's coronavirus lockdown. It is not a genuine spirit but local man Muhammad Urabil Alias, who has taken...

Circuit breaker? Chee Soon Juan uses “lockdown” on Facebook page

When Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) leader Chee Soon Juan used the word "lockdown"  instead of the official "circuit breaker", it became the subject of discussion on his Facebook page. On Wednesday (April 8), Mr Chee had shared on his page a video montage of various...

PSP confident that Singaporeans working together will get through Covid-19

The Progress Singapore Party has expressed confidence that, by being appreciative and helping each other out, Singaporeans will be able to get through Covid-19 together. It mentioned this in a Facebook post on Sunday (April 5) which had a poster with the words: "Empathizing With...

Chee Soon Juan urges people to do more cooking during lockdown

Singapore Democratic Party leader Chee Soon Juan recently took to Facebook to urge Singaporeans to give cooking a try during the temporary closure of schools and non-essential businesses, which is set to last for at least one month. Taking a break from his usual political...

SDP backs Govt’s latest measures against Covid-19

The Singaporean Democratic Party (SDP) is backing the Singaporean government's implementation of stricter measures in response to the Covid-19 situation in Singapore. Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Friday (April 3) announced that as a counter attack on the recent rise in confirmed Covid-19...

Education Minister: Schools kept open for as long as possible

Singapore – Minister of Education Ong Ye Kung has explained why schools are being closed only now (from Wednesday, April 8) even though there have been numerous requests to do so in the past from various people as the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases...

“Why so kiasu?” — Online criticism of the long queues in supermarkets on Friday

Singapore – Long queues formed once again in supermarkets before and after the Government announced tighter measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19. And this led to criticism online of the need to do this and the blatant disregard of safe distancing measures. The tighter...

Covid-19: Lawrence Wong says “drastic measures” like lockdown would not “eradicate the virus”

Singapore – Minister for National Development, Lawrence Wong, said that there is no “magic solution” to curbing the Covid-19 pandemic in Singapore and explained that all measures being implemented are for the long haul. Mr Wong, who is also the co-chair of the Multi-Ministry Taskforce...