Singapore Tightens Restrictions As Covid Cases Rises

Singapore had been taking the steps to make sure that the Covid virus is not spreading more in the meantime because of the delta variant. They have recently announced on Tuesday that they are going to impose even more restrictions and tighten them since the Covid cases are on the rise.

Given the current rate of transmission, cases are expected to rise sharply as more people will likely get infected.

Singapore Tightens Restrictions As Covid Cases Rises

“This is very concerning, as it can affect many people in our community all over the island,” Singapore’s Ministry of Health said in a statement.

“As we continue to conduct extensive testing for individuals exposed to the risk of infection, we can expect case numbers to increase in the coming days,” it added.

Between July 12 and July 18, there was an average of 46 community cases detected per day — the highest number of cases detected since April 2020, the health ministry said Tuesday.

Some restrictions that are going to be re-imposed are –

  • The number of people allowed to gather would be taken down from 5 to 2.
  • Households would only be allowed to accept only 2 visitors per day.
  • Dining out will be banned.
  • Indoor sports and activities that require the removal of masks are also banned.
  • Work from home is the default option for all companies.
  • Large-scale events like live performances are also banned.

Singapore banned nightclubs, bars, and KTV lounges from operating since last year because activities on the premises are seen as high risk. Some of those establishments, however, continued operating as food and beverage outlets. A number of them are suspected to have breached Covid-19 rules by providing hostess services.