COVID-19 circuit breaker extended until Jun 1 as Singapore aims to bring down community cases ‘decisively’: PM Lee

Singapore

Singapore will extend its COVID-19 "circuit breaker" period by four weeks until Jun 1, as well as implement tighter measures such as closing more workplaces, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday (Apr 21).  

In a televised address to the nation, Mr Lee said that the aim is to "decisively" bring down the number of coronavirus cases in the community, and to make sure that if any "leakage" occurs from the foreign worker dormitories to the wider community, Singapore can detect and contain it early.

“To achieve these two objectives, we must all hunker down and press on with our tight circuit breaker measures,” said Mr Lee. 

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Source: Channel News Asia