Singapore has announced plans to ease restrictions over the coming weeks, with business to resume more fully from June 1.
"With everyone playing their part and observing safe distancing measures, we have seen a significant decrease in community transmission over the past month," the Ministry of Health said in a statement today.
"That said, we are not out of the woods. There are still unlinked cases in the community and new clusters may form if we let our guard down. We must be cautious in how we lift the restrictions, and put in place further safeguards even as we do so."
Here's how the resumptions will work:
- Employers and companies will be under stricter requirements to reduce the risk of infection, including staggered working hours, social distancing in the office, and the wearing of face masks.
- Starting May 5, some residents will be allowed to exercise in common areas like footpaths. Playgrounds, pools, gyms and clubhouses will stay closed.
- Starting May 12, select services will be allowed to resume operation, including food manufacturing, food delivery and takeaway, laundry services, and hairdressers.
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