Tag: no social distancing

Online community in agreement with crowd control and removal of outdoor dining at Holland Village

Singapore – A day after Phase 2 officially started, a restaurant in Holland Village was ordered to close for failing to implement proper safety measures among the crowds that gathered in the premises. Netizens were in agreement with the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s (URA) to...

“I wanted to faint”, “Siao liao” (crazy) — Long queues after easing of circuit breaker

Singapore – There were long queues in many places in Singapore on Friday (June 19) and Saturday following the start of Phase 2 of the relaxation of circuit breaker measures. Among the places allowed to reopen were F&B and retail outlets. Many people appeared to...

Many shoppers — but not all — observed to be practising safe distancing

Singapore – While there have been reports that shoppers took safe distancing measures in their stride following the Phase 2 relaxation of circuit breaker measures on Friday (June 19), some people on social media have said that this was not the case everywhere. Moreover, they...

Phase 1 “report card” seen as a fail by netizens as crowds gather at transportation hubs

Singapore – Members of the public questioned the effectiveness of the Post-Circuit Breaker's Phase 1 wherein households are allowed only two visitors a day, yet huge crowds were spotted at various public transport hubs. On June 2, 2020, the country entered the first phase of...

Meme asks why foreigners aren’t fined for breaking circuit breaker rules

Singapore - Netizens highlighted the topic of special treatment towards foreigners in Singapore after a meme was posted on social media. On Sunday (May 17), Facebook page All Singapore Stuff uploaded a meme with the caption: Singkies break CB rule: Fine $300; AMDK break CB...

Photos on social media of people ignoring safe distancing measures

Singapore implemented "circuit breaker" measures from Tuesday (April 7) to reduce the recent sharp increase in Covid-19 cases within the country. The appeal to the people from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and other leaders was to stay at home as far as possible to...

Is China coming out of lockdown too soon? Packed tourist spots make health experts fear a second wave of COVID-19 cases

Some of the original opinions and research in this article can be attributed to Ben Wescott and David Culver of CNN. Daily figures on the COVID-19 pandemic reflect something remarkable. China, where the virus first appeared, is no longer the epicentre of the outbreak. In...