On 3rd April 2020, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced "circuit breaker" to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Singapore.
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Circuit Breaker (CB)
The government of Singapore announced the Circuit Breaker measures to counter COVID-19 on 3rd April 2020. All non-essential workplaces closed from 7 April to 4th May 2020. Later on 21st April 2020, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced an extension of the Circuit Breaker to 1st June 2020.
- 7 April 2020 – 1 June 2020 (1 month, 3 weeks, and 4 days)
- Link to PM Lee speech on the gov.sg
To our migrant workers, let me emphasise again: we will care for you, just like we care for Singaporeans. We thank you for your cooperation during this difficult period. - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
- Extracted from gov.sg
Phase 1 Safe Re-Opening
Singapore ends circuit breaker and entering Phase 1 starting, Tuesday, 2nd June 2020.
Phase 2 Safe Transition
Singapore is exiting Phase 1 of post circuit breaker and entering Phase 2 starting, Friday, 19th June 2020.
SAFE DISTANCING MEASURES A DEFAULT
As a default, measures should be put in place to ensure that individuals maintain safe distancing of at least one metre at all times, MOH said.
Phase 3 Safe Nation
This section will be updated when more information are available.
Highlights from Singapore COVID-19 Research
- Begum, Shabana (2020, Jun. 26). Coronavirus: NUS invents tent to protect docs when treating infected patient. Retrieved Jun. 29, 2020 from The Straits Times
- Tan, Cheryl (2020, Jun. 26). Singapore studying feasibility of saliva tests. Retrieved Jun. 26, 2020 from The New Paper
- Saliva testing is already being administered in Hong Kong, Japan and the US as it is non-invasive and less uncomfortable than nasal swab tests.
- Lucence and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research have come up with a saliva collection kit called Safer-Sample. It is a Class A medical device with the Health Sciences Authority of Singapore and Lucence has received ISO13485:2016 certification for its QMS. About 2 ml of saliva is collected. [more info]
- Sreekumar, Lekshmy (2020, May 18). One-hour antibody test tracks netrailising antibodies of COVID-19. Retrieved Jun. 20, 2020 from A*STAR
- cPassTM can measure neutralising antibodies in an hour will be a huge boost to current COVID-19 investigations, from contact tracing, sero-prevalence survey, and assessment of herd immunity, longevity of protective immunity and efficacy of different vaccine candidates
- n.d. (n.d.). Fighting COVID-19 with Fortitude. Retrieved Jun. 20, 2020 from A*STAR
- A 1-step Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test that detects SARS-CoV-2 virus genetic material
- n.d. (n.d.). Combatting COVID-19. Retrieved Jun. 20, 2020 from A*STAR
- n.d. (2020, Mar. 25). TraceTogether - behind the scenes look at its development process. Retrieved Jun. 20, 2020 from GovTech
Related Social Media Posts by Jun Long
- Lim, Jun Long (2020, Jun. 15). Post Circuit Break Phase 2 starts on 19th Jun 2020. Retrieved Jun. 20, 2020 from Twitter
- Lim, Jun Long (2020, Jun. 15). Post Circuit Break Phase 2 starts on 19th Jun 2020. Retrieved Jun. 20, 2020 from Lim Jun Long News
- Lim, Jun Long (2020, Jun. 15). Post Circuit Break Phase 2 starts on 19th Jun 2020. Retrieved Jun. 20, 2020 from Facebook Page
- Staff Writer (2020, Jun. 15). COVID-19: Phase 2 reopening to start on Friday, social groups and household visitors capped at 5. Retrieved Jun. 20, 2020 from Yahoo News
- Baker, Abu Jalelah (2020, Jun. 15). COVID-19: Phase 2 of reopening to start from Jun 19, social gatherings of up to five persons allowed. Retrieved Jun. 20, 2020 from Channel News Asia
- Sin, Yuen (2020, Jun. 15). Coronavirus: S'pore to start phase 2 reopening on June 19; F&B dine-in, social gatherings of up to 5 people allowed. Retrieved Jun. 20, 2020 from The Straits Times
- Tan, Audrey (2020, Jun. 15). Working from home will continue to be default in phase 2 to reduce Covid-19 transmission: Lawrence Wong. Retrieved Jun. 20, 2020 from The Straits Times
- Mansor, Ili Nadhirah (2020, Jun. 15). Circuit breaker exit: Phase 2 starts from June 19, most activities including dining in, tuition classes, sports to resume. Retrieved Jun. 20, 2020 from Today Online
- Daud, Sulaiman (2020, Jun. 15). Phase 2 starts on June 19: Social visits allowed, retail shops & public facilities to reopen. Retrieved Jun. 20, 2020 from Mothership
- Sin, Yuen (2020, May 31). Singapore ends Covid-19 circuit breaker: How does it affect you from June 2. Retrieved Jun. 20, 2020 from The Straits Times
- n.d. (2020, May. 28). Post-circuit breaker – when can we move on to phases 2 and 3?. Retrieved Jun. 20, 2020 from Government of Singapore
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