News: Singapore eased restrictions

News Singapore eased restrictions

The Singaporean government plans to reopen the economy step by step in the context of the community’s reduced prevalence of Covid-19’s acute respiratory infection, although the number of cases is still rising due to the spread of infection in the accommodations of foreign workers.

Some Singapore services resume operations

Accordingly, after 5 weeks of closure, from May 12, hair salons, food processing companies, retail stores, and laundromats can reopen with measures. Close medical supervision. Hairdressers only accept pre-booked customers and must ask customers to wear a mask before entering the store.

Singapore officials also warned that people should not rush to the streets without any reason to keep the country safe.

Tuesday marked the first-day certain shops and services were allowed to operate after three weeks of enhanced “circuit breaker” measures announced on Apr 21.

Mr. Gan Kim Yong – Singapore health Minister added that authorities have also drawn up plans to allow migrant workers living in dormitories to return to work safely when some economic activities restart.

Singapore’s COVID-19 cases exceed 25,000

The number of COVID-19 cases in Singapore reached 25,346 cases on May 13, with 675 new infections reported as of noon.

New daily high of 958 patients discharged

Singapore's COVID-19 cases
Source: Channel news Asia

Totally, 4,809 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities. A new daily high was reached after 958 more patients were discharged.

There are currently 1,037 confirmed cases who are still in the hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving while 19 are in a critical condition in the intensive care unit. 

In addition, 671 of the new cases are work permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in its daily update.

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