Tag: social distancing

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...

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...

NEA officers allegedly seen sitting at cordoned area without observing social distancing

Two enforcement officers from the National Environment Agency (NEA) were allegedly seen sitting at an area that was cordoned off with barricade tape and talking without observing social distancing. In a tip-off to TISG, one netizen alleged that when she was heading out to buy...

“Smile a bit!” — Shanmugam gets unusual and surprising request

An unusual and surprising request has been made by someone to Minister for Home Affairs and Law K Shanmugam following his most recent Facebook post and video message. The request? "Smile a bit!" The post and video message was on Thursday (April 23), on the eve...

SPP leader Jose Raymond: “Save lives, not just costs”

Singapore People's Party Chairman Jose Raymond recently took to social media to express his concern about the "un-enforceable" and inefficient social distancing measures taken in public transportation. Mr Raymond on Friday (April 18), published a post on Facebook calling out the methods of the Land...

Masagos Zulkifli says it is a “good sign” that only 50 people caught without masks on 10th day of Circuit Breaker

Singapore—The country’s Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Masagos Zulkifli, called it “a good sign” that only 50 people were found out and about in Singapore without face masks on Day 10 of the 28-day circuit break period on Thursday (Apr 16). The Minister...

Man attaches sign asking people to keep their distance from him, netizens love it

As Singapore tightens its safety measures in an effort to combat Covid-19, some Singaporeans are also doing the same with their personal measures to keep safe from the virus. An example would be a man in a grocery store who attached a sign post...

Circuit breaker could be extended if necessary, says Gan Kim Yong

Singaporeans could face an extension, if necessary, of circuit breaker restrictions beyond May 4, when they were originally supposed to end, and for some social distancing measures to remain at the end of the circuit breaker. This scenario was mentioned at a virtual press conference...

Shoppers must wear a mask or risk being refused entry into stores

SINGAPORE – Since the start of Sunday (Apr 12), all shoppers must wear a mask when entering shopping malls, supermarkets, convenience stores and pharmacies, or else they won’t be allowed inside. These extra measures were put in place to ensure the safety of the...

Safe distancing on buses, trains “should have been done earlier”

Singapore – Photos of safe distancing measures being implemented on buses and MRT trains are circulating online but those who have seen them feel these measures should have been implemented before the spike in Covid-19 cases in the country. "Now MRT and bus also got...