COVID-19: Restaurants in Singapore gearing up for tighter restrictions

Restaurants in Singapore are rushing to amend reservations in the wake of tighter COVID-19 restrictions which were announced on May 4.

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COVID-19: Pre-schools, early intervention centres in Singapore to tighten safety measures

Pre-schools and early intervention centres in Singapore will ban all parents from entering, except for those with newly enrolled children. The change is part of tightened measures in response to the recent spike in COVID-19 community infections.

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Expert on detection of COVID-19 variants in Singapore

Gatherings will be limited to just five people again, as Singapore tightens COVID-19 measures. Twenty-nine variant infections of concern have also been identified. Seven are of the more infectious Indian strain – five of those are linked to Tan Tock Seng Hospital. Dr Leong Hoe Nam, Infectious Diseases Specialist at the Rophi Clinic, shared his views on these latest developments.

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Singapore Chinese Orchestra to spread audience out over 2 shows this weekend

The Singapore Chinese Orchestra has said it was already prepared for any new restrictions resulting from the growing number of community cases. It will be holding two Mother’s Day concerts this weekend. Its concert on May 7 will still be able to go ahead with 250 attendees, as the new measures would not have kicked in yet. But the show on May 8 will be split into two sessions of a hundred people each so that there is no need for pre-event testing.

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Singapore tightens COVID-19 restrictions amid rise in community cases

Singapore is on heightened alert, amid a rise in COVID-19 community cases. From May 8, the Government is implementing a raft of measures to tighten social interactions. Stricter border controls will also be put in place to minimise the risk of more variant cases entering the country.

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Nursing homes in Singapore step up COVID-19 precautions

As COVID-19 cases rise in Singapore, some nursing homes are stepping up precautions. One operator said it may re-introduce stricter measures such as a 12-hour work-shift to minimise staff interactions.

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Prices of shoebox apartments in Singapore up nearly 20% over past year

Prices of shoebox apartments in Singapore have risen nearly 20 per cent over the past year, driving up much of the private property market this quarter. Experts also said this segment is growing much faster than the market over the last 10 years.

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Singapore tightens COVID-19 rules for safe distancing, higher-risk travellers | Full news conference

Amid a rise in COVID-19 community cases, Singapore is tightening its safe-distancing measures, including lowering its cap on the size of social gatherings eight people to five. https://cna.asia/2PL2juG
It will also require travellers from higher-risk countries and regions to serve a 21-day stay-home notice at dedicated facilities, authorities say, citing a global COVID-19 situation that has "worsened" with new variants spreading to the region. https://cna.asia/3vKbwTB
5 cases in the Tan Tock Seng Hospital cluster, as well as 2 other clusters, have an Indian variant of the virus. https://cna.asia/3h1xCge
This is the full news conference by the multi-ministry task force and subsequent Q&A session with journalists.
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Singapore tightens COVID-19 measures amid rising community cases

Singapore is on heightened alert for new COVID-19 infections. From May 8, because of rising community cases, new measures will come into force to tighten social interactions. There will also be stricter border controls in light of new infectious variants entering the country.

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Singapore tightens COVID-19 safety measures; similar to Phase 2 but ‘not a circuit breaker’

From reducing the number of people allowed at social gatherings and household visits, to closing indoor gyms and fitness studios, Singapore will tighten COVID-19 safe-distancing measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the community. "This is not a circuit breaker," Minister Lawrence Wong said as he outlined the measures on Tuesday (May 4). "Effectively … the measures will bring us back to Phase Two for a few weeks." https://cna.asia/2PL2juG

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