Tag: social distancing

Post of lady on bus goes viral on how not to practice social distancing

Singapore – On Wednesday (Apr 1) evening, a photo went viral after a netizen posted a picture of an older lady riding the bus “practicing social distancing.” With her feet up on the chair in front of her and a bunch of plastic packages placed...

Singapore’s Covid-19 cases up from only 100 to 1,000 in just one month

Singapore — While Singapore, along with South Korea and Taiwan, has been cited as an example of how to manage the Covid-19 crisis in order to prevent a widespread outbreak, the number of its cases rose from only 100 to 1,000 in just one...

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...

The struggle with social distancing and lockdown rules: why some people just won’t comply

Some of the original opinions and research in this article can be attributed to Scott Andrew of CNN. The COVID-19 pandemic has torn through the world like a hurricane, throwing governments, systems and lives into great disarray. Humans the world over are being told to...

New COVID-19 regulations say “related diners” can sit together at restaurants, and netizens are completely confused

SINGAPORE—The latest wave of preventive regulations amidst the COVID-19 outbreak detailed proper seating arrangements when dining out—"related diners" can sit together, but unrelated customers must be one metre apart. With so many social distancing measures to remember and with establishments implementing their own rules,...

Mother shares harrowing experience of 5-yr-old daughter going for Covid-19 test

Singapore – "This afternoon, I held my 5-yr-old daughter's hands as a nurse in full infectious disease gear took a thin cotton bud (qtip) about 12 cm long, and stuck it into both her nostrils. One at a time. My daughter just got the...

MOM increases officers to help educate, disperse migrant workers groups that get together on Sundays

Singapore—The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has been sending out its officers to talk to and disperse migrant workers who have been gathering together on Sundays, their day off, for the past three weeks now, with additional officers deployed yesterday (Mar 29), after more stringent...

In virus fight, Singapore may jail people who stand close

Singaporeans could be jailed for up to six months if they intentionally stand close to someone else, under tough new rules announced Friday to halt the spread of the coronavirus. The city-state has introduced a series of new measures to tackle the virus, including closing...

Social distancing in malls, supermarkets but why not on trains and buses?

Singapore -- People have been sharing photos online of crowded buses and trains, especially during the morning and evening peak hours, and wondering why there is no social distancing on them. They are now wondering even more because the Government has introduced more stringent safe...

Workers’ Party announces temporary suspension of house visits

Singapore—The Workers’ Party (WP) announced on Thursday (Mar 26) on its Facebook page and website that it is temporarily putting a stop to its house visits due to increased social distancing measures that have been put in place by the Government in a bid...